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Spicy Korean-Inspired Veggie Stir Fry

Spicy Korean-Inspired Veggie Stir Fry

Prep: 30 min
Cook: 20 min
Total: 50 min
Servings: 4

This Korean-style spicy tofu and vegetable stir-fry is a protein-rich and flavorful dish with a deep and complex heat, balanced with maple syrup and toasted sesame oil. Served over brown rice, this makes a delicious lunch or dinner, and a great option for weekly meal prep.

Author Realizing Fitness
by Realizing Fitness
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Mixing bowl, 2 frying pans or woks
  • 1 block tofu, extra firm, pressed
  • 4 servings brown rice
  • 4 tbsp neutral oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 handfuls of snap peas
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or tamari sauce, divided
  • 4 tbsp gochujang chili paste
  • (optional) 1 tsp gochugaru powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsbp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 spring onion stalks, chopped large
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
Recipe Directions


  • Prepare your firm tofu by pressing out the liquid under weight for about 30 minutes.
  • Cook the brown rice according to package instructions.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoon of the soy or tamari sauce and all of the gochujang chili paste, gochugaru powder (if using), maple syrup, toasted sesame oil, and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Grate or crumble tofu by hand.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high, heat 2 tablespoons of your neutral oil. Add tofu and cook until golden and crispy on the all sides. Season with 1 tablespoon of soy or tamari sauce.
  • While your tofu cooks, heat remaining oil in a separate, large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic. Cook until fragrant, then add onion. Cook until onion is translucent.
  • Toss in remaining vegetables and cook until nearly done. Add in tofu, spring onions, and then pour in the sauce. Stir to coat. Add a little water, if necessary if too thick.
  • Cook for another minute or two, until vegetables are tender, but crisp. Taste, adjust seasoning to suit your personal preference.
  • Serve over the brown rice and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: Vegetable Stir-Fry with Rice
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 461.4 kcal
Carbohydrate: 46.6 g
Protein: 16.9 g
Fiber: 5.3 g
Sugar: 18.9 g
Fat: 24.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.1 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 11.5 g
Omega-3: 1.2 g
Omega-6: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
Trans Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 51.7 mg 12% DV
Folate: 31.1 µg 8% DV
A: 521.7 IU 75% DV
B1: 0.2 mg 20% DV
B2: 0.3 mg 25% DV
B3: 2.3 mg 17% DV
B5: 1.3 mg 27% DV
B6: 0.4 mg 27% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 80.2 mg 107% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 2 mg 14% DV
K: 54 µg 60% DV
Calcium: 383 mg 38% DV
Copper: 0.4 mg 40% DV
Iron: 4.6 mg 25% DV
Magnesium: 85.5 mg 27% DV
Manganese: 1.9 mg 104% DV
Phosphorus: 235.3 mg 34% DV
Potassium: 446.4 mg 9% DV
Selenium: 25.4 µg 46% DV
Sodium: 1365 mg 91% DV
Zinc: 2.1 mg 27% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Where possible, we use non-fortified ingredients to calculate the nutrition. We do not include optional ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

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This recipe for Korean-style spicy tofu stir-fry is a delicious and flavorful dish. The combination of garlic, ginger, onion, carrots, red bell pepper, and snap peas adds a variety of textures and flavors to the dish, from the sharpness of the garlic to the sweetness of the red bell pepper. The extra firm tofu, when pressed and marinated in soy sauce, becomes a satisfying and protein-rich addition to the stir-fry.

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The star of this dish is the gochujang, a fermented Korean chili paste that provides a deep and complex heat that lingers on the tongue. The addition of gochugaru, a Korean chili powder, intensifies the heat and adds a smoky flavor to the dish. The maple syrup, toasted sesame oil, and black pepper balance out the heat with a touch of sweetness and nuttiness, while the spring onions and toasted sesame seeds provide a fresh and crunchy garnish.

Served over brown rice, this dish is a complete and satisfying meal that's perfect for anyone looking for a healthy and flavorful way to incorporate more plant-based protein into their diet. The spicy and savory flavors of this stir-fry are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and energized.

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