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Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry

September/October 2010

Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (179 votes)

This spicy vegetarian stir-fry is a great way to use green beans when they’re bountiful and inexpensive at the supermarket. You can also try it with other vegetables, such as broccoli or peppers, just make sure to cut them into small pieces so that they cook quickly. Coating the tofu in cornstarch before you cook it gives it a light crust.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Nearly 600 mg of sodium is far more than any human needs in one entree! That's over a third of what one should have in a day! "
Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry Recipe

24 Reviews for Szechuan Tofu & Green Bean Stir-Fry

07/15/2014
Anonymous
Very good & super quick

Just made this (halved) for dinner tonight, over with brown rice. Very tasty! Will definitely make again.
Used the low amount of the cayenne -- and it was right at our heat tolerance level.
I think next time we may add water chestnuts, carrots, and sprinkle with a few peanuts.
SO GOOD!!

healthy, tasty, quick
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04/05/2014
Great Recipe

I made this for the first time for dinner tonight and served it with brown rice. It was very good, but next I would use a little less soy sauce as it was a little salty. Also, I would use a non-stick skillet or wok. Over all it is a good recipe.

healthy, quick, easy
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02/24/2014
Anonymous

I made a few changes accidentally and it was still delicious. I used tofu that I had coated with garam masala for a different recipe, and that definitely added some spice. I subbed garlic-ginger paste for the garlic and ginger, and tomato powder for the paste. A delicous dish of bold flavors that still does not overpower the beans. Next time I think I'll add some button mushrooms and/or red pepper strips.

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11/06/2013
Love this! VERY good!

I am REALLY happy with this recipe. I read some of the reviews prior to making this which helped. Here are my tips below:

~ Skip the 2 teaspoons sugar, its not needed
~ Let the tofu drain for at least 5 mins prior to cooking to get some of the water out
~ I cooked the tofu for about 6-8 mins instead of the recipe recommendation amount
~ I cooked the green beans for about 5-7 mins instead of the recipe recommended amount
~ I added zucchini to the recipe - very good addition!
~ Complement this dish with a side of white or brown rice

Enjoy!

Simple, minimal ingredients, healthy & ready in under 30 mins
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03/02/2013
Yummy Meatless Meal

This was very good... Added shitake mushrooms and a little broccoli too..... Ate with brown rice... Very satisfying... Will make again...

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