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Black Bean Tofu

Black Bean Tofu

4rating out of 5

(104 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min



You might normally associate Chinese food with greasy takeaways or hangover grazing. Not so with this dish inspired by Chef Remi's favourite New York-style Chinese meal, Ma Po Tofu. The texture is soft and nourishing, with a hint of garlic and ginger, and a silky black bean sauce. Chinese food has never felt so healthy!

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
80g brown rice
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
3 garlic cloves
30g root ginger
3 soy sauce sachets (24ml) †
2 spring onions
1 tbsp rice vinegar
100g mange tout
1 tin of black beans
200g organic tofu †
You Will Need
Flour, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • Brown rice
  • Fiery chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Fresh root ginger
  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 80g mangetout
  • 1 can of black beans (400g)
  • 280g plain tofu<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 525 kJ
125 kcal
1955 kJ
466 kcal
of which saturates
3.2 g
0.5 g
11.9 g
1.8 g
of which sugars
14.9 g
1.1 g
55.5 g
4.2 g
Fibre 2.6 g 9.7 g
Protein 8.7 g 32.3 g
Salt 0.51 g 1.89 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
Brown rice
Fiery chilli flakes
1 garlic clove
Fresh root ginger
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soya bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
1 spring onion
spring onion
1 tbsp rice vinegar
rice, salt, water
80g mangetout
mange tout
1 can of black beans (400g)
black beans, water, salt, calcium chloride
280g plain tofu
water, soy beans (31%), nigari
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya)

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)

Peel and grate the ginger

Crush the garlic with the side of a knife, peel it and grate it finely

Slice the tofu into 1cm strips and chop into 1cm cubes

Boil a kettle for steps 5 and 6


Discard the roots of the spring onions and slice diagonally

Slice the mangetout lengthwise as thin as possible

Transfer both to a sieve and set aside in the sink until step 6


Add the rice, plenty of water (approx. 4x more) and salt (optional) to a pot with a lid on a high heat and bring to the boil

Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cover for 15-20 min or until the rice is tender

Check to prevent over-cooking and once done, drain and set aside until serving


Heat 1/2-1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat

Once hot, add the ginger, garlic, and chilli (careful, adjust to your preferred hotness), and cook for 1 min, or until fragrant and sizzling, stirring frequently

Remove the pot from the hob while keeping the heat/gas on


Add the black beans, liquid too, to the pot and return to the hob

Add the tofu and fold through, careful not to break the tofu

Pour in 300ml (500ml) of boiled water and the soy sauce

Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 8-10 min, or until reduced by 1/2


Meanwhile, pour the remainder of the boiled water over the spring onion and mangetout

Rinse under running cold water until cold to the touch

Transfer them to a bowl and add the rice vinegar

Mix briefly and let sit in the vinegar until serving


Combine 1/2 tsp (1 tsp) of flour with 3 tsp (6 tsp) of water and mix until smooth

When the bean sauce has reduced by 1/2, add 1 tsp of the flour and water mixture to the pot

Mix into the sauce before adding more

Continue until the tofu and bean sauce is glossy


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Plate the the tofu and black bean sauce around the brown rice

Serve alongside the pickled mangetout and spring onion


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