Tofu Broccoli Peanut Bowl

A simple meal-prep broccoli tofu peanut bowl served with rice. Crispy tofu pieces tossed in a sweet and salty peanut sauce along with roasted broccoli and bell peppers. Serve it all in a bowl with rice, chopped peanuts and green onions for a balanced and nourishing plant-based meal.

prep time

15 minutes

cook time

25 minutes

servings

4
tofu broccoli peanut bowl with rice

This simple tofu broccoli peanut bowl is perfect for busy weeks. It’s also balanced with protein from the tofu, peanut butter and peanuts, carbs from the rice and fiber from the vegetables. It’s flavorful and nourishing. I’m also sharing some substitution options below if you’re missing some ingredients.

Tofu Broccoli Peanut Bowl Ingredients and Substitutions:

  • Tofu: Use extra-firm tofu for the best results.
  • Bell peppers: Use yellow, orange or red bell peppers. I love using two different ones for more color.
  • Broccoli: Fresh broccoli cut into bite-sized florets. You can also use part of the more tender stalks for less waste.
  • Olive oil and salt: For roasting. You can use other neutral oils if preferred. Avocado oil works well.
  • Peanut butter: This will be used for the sauce. Use creamy, natural peanut butter for the best results. Crunchy can work in a pinch.
  • Soy sauce: I use low sodium soy sauce.
  • Rice vinegar: White vinegar or white wine vinegar will also work if needed.
  • Garlic: For flavor. Add more or less to taste.
  • Sesame oil: Make sure to use toasted sesame oil for a delicious toasted flavor.
  • Brown sugar: To create a sweet and salty sauce. You can adjust this to your taste and could use white sugar, coconut sugar or maple syrup to taste instead. If using maple, I would recommend starting with only 1 tablespoon.
  • Corn starch: To thicken the sauce and help it coat the vegetables and tofu.
  • Rice: I use white basmati rice or brown rice as that’s what I always have on hand. Jasmine rice will work well with this recipe. Cook the rice following the package’s instructions or as you normally would.
  • For serving: Chili oil, chopped peanuts, green onions

How to Make a Tofu Broccoli Peanut Bowl:

  1. Roast the Tofu and Vegetables

    Break the tofu into bite-sized pieces and chop the vegetables. Add them to a large baking sheet. Add the olive oil and toss to coat the tofu and vegetables. Spread everything evenly on the baking sheet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.

  2. Cook the Rice

    Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package’s instructions.

  3. Prepare the Sauce

    In a jar or bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil and brown sugar. Heat a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sauce and let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Make a slurry by whisking together the cornstarch and water. Pour over the sauce and whisk it all together. Let it cook together for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the sauce starts to thicken, add the cooked tofu and vegetables and toss to coat them in the sauce.

  4. Serve

    Serve the tofu and vegetables on top of the cooked rice and top with chili oil, chopped peanuts and green onions.

Tofu Broccoli Peanut Bowl FAQ:

Can I Use Different Vegetables?

Yes! You can use other vegetables that you like roasted. Carrots, cauliflower and Bok choy would all work well. Just make sure to adjust the roasting time accordingly as some vegetables will cook more quickly than others.

Do I Need to Press the Tofu?

You can press the tofu in this recipe for the crispiest results, but I honestly just pat it dry with a towel and and press it for a few seconds using my hands. You will still get crispy tofu this way.

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tofu broccoli peanut bowl with rice
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Tofu Broccoli Peanut Bowl

A simple meal-prep broccoli tofu peanut bowl served with rice. Crispy tofu pieces tossed in a sweet and salty peanut sauce along with roasted broccoli and bell peppers. Serve it all in a bowl with rice, chopped peanuts and green onions for a balanced and nourishing plant-based meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Tofu and Vegetables

  • 1 block (350g) extra-firm tofu, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced (yellow, orange and/or red)
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter, creamy natural
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • chili oil, to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup water

For Serving

  • 1 cup uncooked rice of choice
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped (roasted, unsalted)
  • 4 green onions, sliced (use the green part)

Instructions

Prepare the Tofu and Vegetables

  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Break the tofu into bite-sized pieces and chop the vegetables. Add them to a large baking sheet. Add the olive oil and toss to coat the tofu and vegetables. Spread everything evenly on the baking sheet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.

Cook the Rice

  • Cook the rice according to the package's instructions.

Prepare the Sauce

  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a jar or bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, brown sugar and chili oil (if using). Set aside.
  • Heat a large non-stick or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sauce and let it bubble for 1-2 minutes. Make a slurry by whisking together the cornstarch and water. Pour over the sauce and whisk it all together. Let it cook together for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the sauce starts to thicken, add the cooked tofu and vegetables and toss to coat them in the sauce.
  • Serve the tofu and vegetables over cooked rice and top with chopped peanuts and sliced green onions.

Notes

My go-to rice is white basmati rice. I cook mine by combining 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil over high heat, then let it simmer covered for 10-15 minutes over low heat or until the water has been absorbed. Fluff the rice and let it sit, covered while you finish the rest of the recipe.

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    Luna Odell

    5 stars
    SO GOOD! One of the best dishes I’ve ever made. Thank you.

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