“Cashew chicken” is a classic Chinese dish but, alas, you have to eat chicken to enjoy it. Not anymore! There's no reason in 2019 one can't taste the fine nutty sweet-and-spicy flavors, but in tofu form. Turns out, crispy tofu is just as good a vehicle for cashew needs. Who knew? Vegetarians knew.
Why coat the tofu in cornstarch? For the crisp! The almost-100% starch content of cornstarch helps make the tofu both crispy and golden brown.
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You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
Make the Rice
Bring a small pot with rice, 1½ cups water, and a pinch of salt to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until rice is tender, 18-20 minutes.
Remove from burner. Set aside covered.
While rice cooks, prepare ingredients.
Prepare the Ingredients
Line a plate with a paper towel. Cut tofu into 1" dice and place on towel-lined plate. Top with paper towels, then press gently but firmly to remove excess moisture. Set aside to press, 5 minutes.
Cut broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces.
Trim and cut white portions of green onions into 1" lengths. Thinly slice green portions. Keep white and green portions separate.
Place cornstarch and tofu in a mixing bowl and toss to coat.
Crisp the Tofu
Line another plate with a paper towel.
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 4 tsp. olive oil. Add tofu to hot pan and stir occasionally until golden brown, 6-8 minutes.
Don't rush cooking the tofu; it will need the complete cooking time for the correct crispness.
Remove to towel-lined plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.
Cook the Vegetables
Add 2 tsp. olive oil, broccoli florets, and white portions of green onions to hot pan and stir occasionally, 2 minutes.
Add ¼ cup water, garlic, and ginger. Stir occasionally until broccoli is tender and ginger is completely combined, 5-6 minutes.
If water evaporates before broccoli is tender, add more water 2 Tbsp. at a time as needed.
Stir in sweet chili sauce, teriyaki glaze, cashews, and tofu. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!
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