Stir-Fried Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

tofu, shiitake mushrooms, and spices
Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 2


  • 1 lb shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 12 tsp sugar, optional
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) container firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12 cup chopped green onions


  1. Remove mushroom stems and discard. Chop mushroom caps into thin strips.
  2. Place broth in a medium bowl. Whisk in cornstarch, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar (if using). 
  3. Heat oil in a large wok or skillet set over high heat. Add mushrooms. Stir-fry until browned, about 3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, and chili-garlic sauce. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Stir cornstarch mixture to recombine. Add cornstarch mixture to vegetable mixture. 
  4. Gently add tofu to skillet. Stir to cover in sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 4 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Garnish with green onions and serve.
Nutrition Info: 
With the 1 12 teaspoons sugar: 412 Calories, 25 g Protein, 0 mg Cholesterol, 32 g Carbohydrates, 10 g Total sugars (3 g Added sugars), 8 g Fiber, 23 g Total fat (3 g sat), 833 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6, Phosphorus, ★★★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), K, Calcium, ★★★ Magnesium, Zinc, ★★ Iron, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin B1 (thiamine)


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