Air Fryer Tofu Recipe

In the mood for delicious crispy toasted sesame tofu? We hear you! We have news for you and these are the kind you want to hear; you can prepare delicious crispy tofu at the comfort of your home just by using a few ingredients and an air fryer.

Air Fried Tofu delivers a crispy crust with a perfectly chewy center. Air Fry Tofu is easy to make and made with minimal ingredients.

Crispy Air Fried Tofu is lightly crispy, deliciously chewy, and perfect for topping salads or comfort bowls or for stuffing into wraps.
The secret to getting tofu nice and crisp is two-fold: First, drain, dry, and press it to remove excess moisture; second, cook it in batches, and turn the cubes during cooking to ensure all sides have a chance to get crunchy.
This air fryer tofu is simply delicious, and cooked in just minutes! Popular with kids and adults and an easy vegan recipe.
For this specific recipe, tossed in a tangy dressing rich with the flavors of honey, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce, these crispy cubes of tofu make a hearty supper served over brown rice.
Enjoy!

CategoryDifficultyBeginner


Yields4 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time55 mins

 14 oz extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
 cooking spray
 ¼ cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
 2 tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. honey
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
 1 tsp rice vinegar
 ½ tsp cornstarch
 2 pkg. boil-in-bag brown rice (such as Uncle Bens)
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 2 tbsp chopped scallions
 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1

Place tofu on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels and a second plate. Place a weight on top. Let stand 30 minutes. Coat tofu with cooking spray.

2

Place half of the tofu in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 375°F until crispy and golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning tofu cubes over halfway through cooking. Keep warm in preheated oven while cooking remaining tofu.

3

Meanwhile, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

4

Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in salt.

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5

Toss tofu with soy sauce mixture. Divide rice among 4 bowls; top with tofu. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.

Ingredients

 14 oz extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
 cooking spray
 ¼ cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
 2 tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. honey
 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
 1 tsp rice vinegar
 ½ tsp cornstarch
 2 pkg. boil-in-bag brown rice (such as Uncle Bens)
 ½ tsp kosher salt
 2 tbsp chopped scallions
 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Directions

1

Place tofu on a plate lined with several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels and a second plate. Place a weight on top. Let stand 30 minutes. Coat tofu with cooking spray.

2

Place half of the tofu in single layer in air fryer basket, and cook at 375°F until crispy and golden brown, about 15 minutes, turning tofu cubes over halfway through cooking. Keep warm in preheated oven while cooking remaining tofu.

3

Meanwhile, whisk together orange juice, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over high. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, until sauce thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

4

Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in salt.

5

Toss tofu with soy sauce mixture. Divide rice among 4 bowls; top with tofu. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.

Air Fryer Tofu Recipe

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