Tofu and vegetable stir-fry

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Preparation time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes.



Place tofu pieces in a small bowl. Pour teriyaki sauce over cubes and stir to coat. Let sit 30 minutes to marinate at room temperature. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables as described above. Heat 1 tablespoon peanut oil over medium-high heat in a wok or large sauté pan. Add garlic, onion, and black pepper and stir-fry about 1 minute. Raise heat to high, and add marinated tofu (and any remaining teriyaki sauce within the bowl), chicken broth, and soy sauce; stir-fry 1 minute. Add broccoli, mushrooms, red pepper, and water chestnuts. Stir-fry 2–3 minutes until desired crispness of vegetables is reached. Serve each portion over 2/3 cup hot, cooked brown rice.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 cup tofu mixture over 2/3 cup rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 280, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 226 mg, Fiber: 5 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2 1/2.

This recipe was developed by Kathleen Stanley, a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.