Orange-Flavored Beans With Tofu

Orange-Flavored Beans With Tofu
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook About 40 mins


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound extra-firm tofu
  • 1 pound green and yellow string beans, trimmed
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

Make It

1. Prepare brown rice according to package directions; keep warm.

2. While rice is cooking, mix orange juice, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, red-pepper flakes and ginger in glass measuring cup.

3. Drain tofu; press gently with paper toweling to remove any excess moisture. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes and place in 8 x 8-inch glass or plastic dish. Pour half of orange juice mixture mixture over tofu; cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate to marinate for 20 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, bring large pot of water to boiling. Add green and yellow beans; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

5. Using knife, remove rind and bitter white pith from orange. Section, removing membranes and seeds. Cut sections into pieces.

6. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and red pepper; saute 5 minutes. Add remaining orange juice mixture; cook another 3 minutes. Remove tofu with slotted spoon from marinade and add to skillet; reserve marinade in dish. Stir orange pieces into skillet.

7. Whisk cornstarch into marinade in glass dish until smooth. Stir into skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and clears, about 3 minutes. Serve with brown rice. Sprinkle with green onion. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 513, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 69, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 437, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.