How to make an easy oil-free tofu scramble
In this post, I will show you how to make an easy oil-free tofu scramble. This recipe is great for those who wants to avoid using oil to keep their kitchen clean and oil-free.
Ingredients needed :
The only things you will need are the following:
-Approximately 2 cups of water or veggie stock
-1 block of tofu (optional and can be frozen)
-Dash of salt
-Cumin seeds, turmeric, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, dried oregano leaves
-½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
-Optional veggies like onion, bell pepper, peas, carrots, spinach, or other leafy greens
I’ll give you some instructions on how to make it:
1. Soak a block of tofu in cold water for about 10 minutes.
2. Dry the tofu on paper towels until no longer wet, then cut into cubes or triangles.
3. Put approximately 2 cups of water (or veggie stock) in a pan and add spices, cumin seeds, and garlic powder to taste. Bring to a boil with the lid on, then turn the heat down a bit and add cubed tofu. Also, add optional veggies like onion, bell pepper, peas, carrots, or spinach if you’d like them in your scramble. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat, occasionally stirring until the liquid is gone.
4. When the liquid is gone, increase heat to high and cook off any remaining liquid/water.
5. When the tofu is halfway done, add 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast flakes and stir well to spread evenly throughout the pan. Continue cooking until tofu is dehydrated and lightly browned.
6. Once the tofu is almost done, add optional paprika for color if desired and stir well to mix thoroughly.
7. Serve with toast, tortillas or eat alone!
To make tofu scramble crispy and lightly browned, simply add a tiny bit of liquid to the pan, either a tablespoon of water or veggie stock or a squeeze of fresh orange juice. Also, you can put some excellent veggie stock in to add extra flavor and reduce the amount of cayenne pepper/spice.
That’s it! An easy oil-free tofu scramble that is actually healthy for you and anyone! For a vegan-friendly, gluten-free version, try adding chickpea flour with water or veggie stock instead of water. Also, you can cut back on the amount of salt you put in to taste.