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Spicy Asparagus Stir-fry

An easy 1-serving quick and simple stiry-fry with a spicy kick from your favorite chili sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: easyrecipe, seasonal, vegan
Servings: 1
Author: woonheng


  • 1 cup [½lb] asparagus cut diagonally or shaved
  • 4 oz [130g] firm tofu pressed
  • toasted sesame seeds optional
  • 1 serving cooked Jasmine or Basmati rice
  • oil for cooking


  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek or your favorite chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup optional or adjust to your preference
  • ¼ cup [62g] water or use veggie broth


  • Mix sauce ingredients in a bowl until well combined and set aside.
  • Slice pressed tofu crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces; cut each piece diagonally into 2 triangles (this is an optional step or you can just cube the tofu).
  • In a heated non-stick pan with a drizzle of oil, pan-fry tofu on both sides until golden brown.
  • Then, add in the sauce and cook for 1 minute or until the sauce is slightly reduced
  • Add the asparagus, place a lid over, turn heat to low-medium, and let the mixture cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute depending on your crunch preference. (Asparagus will turn bright green at this time. If you prefer softer asparagus, you may cook it longer.)
  • Remove the lid, give the mixture a final quick toss.
  • Serve warm with rice and garnish with sesame seeds.