Sweet and Sour Crispy Tofu Balls with fried rice

35 minutes

2

Introduction

This recipe is one of our favourites on fake away night and is really easy to prepare

Sweet and Sour Crispy Tofu Balls with fried rice

Steps

To make the sauce

Put all the ingredients in a pan

Stir and bring to a boil

Turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes

Mix the cornflour and water together to form a smooth paste

Add to the sauce and stir until thickened.


To cook the rice

Add the oil to a hot non-stick frying pan or wok on a high heat

Add the spring onions and cook for 1 minute

Add the rice and peas and fry for 8-10 minutes to allow the rice to dry

Stir to avoid sticking.

Add the soy sauce and continue to fry for another 1 minute

Remove from the heat and add the sesame oil.


To cook the Tofu Balls

Cut the tofu into cubes or break it up with your hands, lightly season with a little salt

Heat a pan of oil or a deep fat fryer to 180C

In a bowl, mix the cornflour, plain flour, bicarb and salt

Add water a little at a time until you have a smooth batter

Coat each piece of tofu in the batter and fry in small batches until golden brown

Remove and place on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil

Add a little sauce to your tofu balls

Serve the tofu balls with the fried rice and some wok fried greens.

Ingredients

For the sweet and sour sauce

1/3 cup pineapple juice

1/2 cup ketchup

1/3 cup caster sugar

1/3 cup water

1 bell pepper chopped

1tsp rice vinegar

1tsp cornflour

2 tsp water

For the Rice

2 cups of cooked long-grain rice

(slightly undercooked as you are going to cook it again)

2Tbsp peas

2 Spring Onions sliced

1tsp sesame oil

1Tbsp veg oil

2tsp light soya sauce

For the Tofu Balls

1 Block of Tofu pressed

40g plain flour

60g Cornflour

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp bicarb

1/4 tsp salt

Oil to deep fry