Pearl Barley - Sweet & Sour Tofu Stir Fry

Pearl barley with sweet and sour stir fry

Pearl Barley - Sweet & Sour Tofu Stir Fry

Recipe for 2 persons

⁣1 tsp tamari⁣
⁣5 tbsp ketchup⁣
⁣2 tbsp maple syrup (more or less, based on desired sweetness)⁣
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar⁣
⁣black pepper, freshly cracked⁣
⁣a few drops toasted sesame oil⁣
⁣In a small bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients until combined. ⁣
Canola oil, for frying ⁣
⁣170g extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into squares⁣
⁣100g broccoli florets⁣
⁣100g onion, sliced⁣
⁣100g red pepper, sliced⁣
⁣2 tbsp tamari (divided in half tbsp)⁣
⁣4 cloves garlic, minced⁣
⁣sesame seeds ⁣
⁣spring onion, thinly sliced ⁣
⁣red chili flakes⁣
⁣90g pearl barley 
⁣In a frying pan over medium high heat, cook tofu in canola oil with 1 clove garlic (minced). Cook until golden on both sides. Toss in 1/2 tbsp tamari. Set tofu aside. ⁣
⁣In the same frying pan, sauté remaining garlic until fragrant. Add veggies and cook until tender but crisp. ⁣
⁣Add tofu back into the pan with veggies and pour in sauce. Toss and cook until sauce is thick and sticky. ⁣
⁣If you find yourself in a situation with a sauce that’s a little too sticky, add a little water or veggie stock (1 tbsp at a time) and stir. ⁣
⁣Serve with grain of choice (barley is a great combo but brown rice, quinoa, whatever you like will do)! Garnish with spring onion, sesame seeds & red chili flakes. ⁣


A recipe by Mori from Realizing Fitness

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