Crispy Sesame Tofu with Sticky Sauce

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Step 1.

Chop your tofu up into little cubes. Dab cubes with kitchen roll to remove the excess moisture. Place the tofu cubes into a bowl.

Step 2.

Add 4 tbsp of your soy sauce, one heaped tbsp of grated ginger, a tsp of grated garlic, and sesame oil. Gently mix together.

Step 3.

Cover the bowl, place it in the fridge and leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 4.

Remove tofu from the fridge. Pour a good helping of cornflour into a bowl. One by one, roll each tofu cube in the cornflour so they are coated on all sides. By the end, they should all have a gummy layer of cornflour on each side.

Step 5.

Pour 1 part rice to 2 parts boiling water into a pan and cook on a medium heat, until the rice has absorbed all the water.

Step 6.

Heat a large frying pan and pour in a good glug of vegetable oil. Place your tofu cubes in the pan. Cook on a medium heat. Each cube will need about 4 minutes on each side. Just keep turning them until all sides are golden.

Step 7.

Once golden on all sides, remove the cubes from the heat. Set them on some kitchen roll so any excess oil is soaked up.

Step 8.

Sauce time. Place a pan on the heat and pour in the leftover marinade. Add your last tbsp of soy sauce, a chopped red chilli, chopped spring onions, a tsp of grated ginger and a glass of water.

Step 9.

As the sauce is bubbling, mix one tsp of cornflour in with a glass of water until it is dissolved. Pour this water into the sauce and mix it in. Remove the sauce from the heat when it is thick and sticky.

Step 10.

Time to serve up. In a bowl, spoon in some rice, then lots of the crispy tofu and pour over some of the sauce. Garnish with some chopped spring onions and tuck in! Enjoy!

Make sure the tofu has a good coating of cornflour.

560g Tofu (we use Tofoo)
Knob of Ginger
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
50g Cornflour
5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
3 Spring Onions
400g Basmati Rice
1 Red Chilli
1 Clove of Garlic
Vegetable Oil