Crunchy Tofu Stir Fry


Serving Size:
1 cup tofu and vegetables + 1/2 cup rice

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Vegetarian
  • Lower Protein


  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 cups steamed white rice


  1. Cut tofu into cubes. Cut bell pepper into strips and chop garlic clove.
  2. Mix reduced-sodium soy sauce, lime juice and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In three separate bowls, put cornstarch, egg whites and bread crumbs. Dip tofu cubes first in cornstarch, then egg whites and coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Heat canola oil in a skillet or wok and  stir fry coated tofu until golden brown and crunchy. Remove tofu from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, add sesame oil. and heat. Stir fry broccoli and red bell pepper strips until crisp tender. Add chopped garlic, Mrs. Dash seasoning blend, black pepper and cayenne pepper and cook one minute.
  6. Add tofu back to pan and toss with vegetables. Pour soy-lime juice mixture over top, sprinkle with sesame seeds and stir. Remove from heat and divide into 4 portions.Serve with 1/2 cup rice.

Helpful hints

  • Substitute olive oil for sesame oil if desired.
  • You can freeze cubed tofu to thaw and stir fry later. Freezing gives tofu a firmer, "meatier" texture.
  • Use your favorite salt-free seasoning. Tip: Penzey's Spices®, Mrs. Dash® and Tone's® make a variety of excellent salt-free seasonings. Avoid salt substitutes that contain potassium chloride due to high potassium content.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 400

Protein 19 g

Carbohydrates 45 g

Fat 16 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 584 mg

Potassium 317 mg

Phosphorus 177 mg

Calcium 253 mg

Fiber 2.7 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2-1/2 starch
  • 1-1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

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