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Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu

Published: February 29, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

This Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli with tofu recipe is easy, vegan and under 500 calories

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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Try this Chinese-style purple sprouting broccoli dish, then check out our purple sprouting broccoli in oyster sauce and more purple sprouting broccoli recipes.


  • 200g firm tofu, cut into slices and dried on kitchen paper
  • oil for frying
  • 300g purple sprouting broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ginger grated to make 1 tbsp
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chilli garlic sauce (We used Lee Kum Kee)
  • 3 tbsp veg stock
  • sesame oil, to finish
  • steamed rice, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Make sure the tofu is very dry, and season it well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a good glug of oil in a wok and fry the tofu until it's browned all over, tip it onto kitchen paper to drain. Tip most of the oil out of the pan and add the broccoli, stir and fry until the stalks are just tender.

  • STEP 2

    Add the ginger, garlic and spring onions and cook for a minute then add the rice wine, soy sauce, chilli garlic sauce and stock and bubble everything together, add more stock if you need to. The sauce should be glossy and quite thick when it is ready. Add the tofu and toss together, sprinkle with sesame oil. Serve with steamed rice.

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