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Sweet & Sour Crispy Tofu With Rice

Sweet & Sour Crispy Tofu With Rice

Rating
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(1006 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

This takeaway classic is sweet, sour and full of flavour. To whip up our plant-based twist, you'll crisp tofu in a pan with spring onion and pepper before smothering in a sticky sauce. Wok on!

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Chinese

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Pineapple-in-juice
1 can of pineapple (220g)
Red-pepper
1 pepper
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
fresh-ginger
15g fresh root ginger
Soy-sauce-sachet
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml) †
Spring-onion
3 spring onions
Cornflour
4 tbsp cornflour
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
Tofu
280g plain tofu †
Fresh Chilli Jam- retouch
1 pot of chilli jam (40g)
Soy sauce sachet new
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml) †
rice-vinegar
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
Sesame-seeds
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g) †
Tomato-ketchup-(2)
1 tomato ketchup sachet (10ml)
You Will Need
Sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 can of pineapple (220g)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 15g fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 4 tbsp cornflour
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 280g plain tofu<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 chilli jam pot (40g)
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
  • 1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato ketchup sachet (10ml)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 562 kJ
133 kcal
2636 kJ
624 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
2.5 g
0.4 g
11.8 g
1.8 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
21.5 g
6 g
100.7 g
28.1 g
Fibre 0.9 g 4.1 g
Protein 5.9 g 27.6 g
Salt 0.63 g 2.97 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 can of pineapple (220g)
pineapple, pineapple juice
1 red pepper
red pepper
1 garlic clove
garlic
15g fresh root ginger
Ginger (100%) Keep the Ginger chilled.
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 spring onion
spring onion
4 tbsp cornflour
maize starch (100%)
130g basmati rice
basmati rice (100%)
280g plain tofu
water, soy beans (31%), nigari
1 chilli jam pot (40g)
raw cane sugar, red chillies, red peppers, cider vinegar, onions, garlic, concentrated lemon juice, sea salt
1 soy sauce sachet (30ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 rice vinegar sachet (15ml)
rice vinegar, salt
1 toasted sesame seed sachet (5g)
whole hulled sesame seeds (100%), . Produced in a factory that handles nuts, soya, mustard, celery and fish.
1 tomato ketchup sachet (10ml)
water, tomato paste (24%), sugar, spirit vinegar, modified maize starch, salt, acidity regulator (citric acid), preservatives (sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate), spices, yeast extract, natural flavourings
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1

Drain the tofu and pat it dry with kitchen paper

Cut the tofu into small bite-sized cubes and add them to a bowl with the small soy sauce sachet[s] (save the larger sachet[s] for later!) and pour over the juice from the tinned pineapple

Give it a good mix up and set aside to marinate

2

Meanwhile, add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water to a pot with a lid and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked

Once cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered until serving

3

Drain the marinated tofu

Add most of the cornflour (save 1 tsp [2 tsp] for later) to the marinated tofu and give everything a good mix up until the tofu is coated

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a generous drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the coated tofu and cook for 5-6 min or until golden and crispy all over, then transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper and reserve the pan – this is your crispy tofu

4

While the tofu is cooking, deseed the pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into bite-sized pieces

Trim, then slice the spring onions into batons

Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop (or grate) the ginger

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

5

Return the pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of vegetable oil

Once hot, add the chopped pepper and cook for 3-4 min or until starting to soften

Once the pepper has started to soften, add the spring onion batons, chopped ginger and chopped garlic and cook for 1-2 min further or until fragrant

6

Meanwhile, combine the reserved cornflour with 100ml [150ml] water in a small bowl

Add the large soy sauce sachet[s], tomato ketchupchilli jamrice vinegar and 1/2 tsp [1 tsp] sugar to the bowl and stir it all together – this is your sweet & sour sauce

7

Chop the pineapple into rough pieces

Add the chopped pineapple and sweet & sour sauce to the pan and cook for 1 min further or until thickened slightly

Once thickened, add the crispy tofu to the pan – this is your sweet & sour crispy tofu

8

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Serve the sweet & sour crispy tofu over the cooked rice

Sprinkle over the toasted sesame seeds

Enjoy!

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