Teriyaki Tofu Balls

These teriyaki tofu balls will be a delicious addition to any rice or veggie bowl. Made with simple ingredients, this recipe yields great results.

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Teriyaki Tofu Balls

Teriyaki Tofu Balls


Ingredients

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  • 1 pack of 16oz firm tofu, drained well⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • ¼ cup chopped celery⁣⁣
  • ¼ cup chopped broccoli stem/jicama/water chestnut⁣⁣
  • 1 small carrot, chopped⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • 2.5 tablespoons starch⁣⁣
  • 12 teaspoons salt (start with 1 first)
  • a pinch of white pepper⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • oil⁣⁣
  • your favorite grain & blanched broccoli⁣⁣

Teriyaki sauce 

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic⁣⁣
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger⁣⁣
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce⁣⁣
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1.5 tablespoons organic brown sugar/maple syrup⁣⁣
  • ¼ cup hot water⁣⁣
  • (adjust sweetness/saltiness to your preference)⁣⁣

Instructions

  1. Mash tofu in a bowl, if it’s too wet, use a paper towel to absorb moisture. Add in chopped veggies, starch, salt & white pepper to tofu & mix until well combined. Take about 1 tablespoon of the mixture & mold it into a small ball. ⁣⁣
  2. In a heated non-stick pan, drizzle a thin layer of oil covering the pan & pan-fry tofu balls until golden brown. Drain excess oil on a paper towel, set aside.⁣⁣
  3. ⁣⁣To make the teriyaki sauce, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan, sauté ginger & garlic until fragrant. Add in all liquid, syrup/sugar & cook until sauce starts to thicken (you can store this in a jar for later use too). Turn off the heat, toss tofu balls with the sauce. Serve warm with blanched broccoli & rice for a delicious meal.⁣⁣ 

Notes

Find more of WoonHeng’s recipes on @woon.heng.

Teriyaki Tofu Balls

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