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Vegan Chili Garlic Tofu

Easy Vegan Chili Garlic Tofu

Easy Vegan Chili Garlic Tofu that's perfect for at-home takeout paired with Garlic Herb RightRice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Chili Garlic, Tofu
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 package Garlic Herb RightRice
  • 1 block extra firm tofu cut or broken into 1 inch pieces
  • coconut aminos to taste (or soy sauce)
  • enough neutral oil for frying I used vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (optional)

Chili Garlic Sauce Mixture

  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Dry Mixture


  • On one eye, cook the RightRice according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • In a small sauté pan, sauté the minced garlic in the vegan butter until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Add in all other sauce ingredients and whisk to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let simmer over low heat. Keep over low heat until needed (if using the red bell pepper, you can cook along with the sauce or in a separate pan).
  • Preheat a large frying pan with enough oil for frying (about a ½ inch or so high) over medium heat.
  • Drizzle the tofu pieces with coconut aminos or soy sauce to taste.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir all of the ingredients together to create the dry mixture, then add in the tofu pieces and coat with the dry mixture until all pieces are covered.
  • By now your oil should be hot enough for frying, but you can test it by carefully flicking a tiny bit of water into the pan. If it pops, you're ready to proceed. With a pair of tongs add each of the coated tofu pieces into the hot oil until browned on both sides. Flip each piece over intermittently to ensure both sides are cooked.
  • Once the tofu is lightly browned on each side, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Transfer the cooked tofu pieces to a clean medium-sized mixing bowl and drizzle with the chili garlic sauce mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Plate with Right Rice and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Please note, this dish is best served fresh.