General Tso’s Sushi


It wasn’t until I stopped eating meat that I discovered General Tso’s tofu. At the time of this discovery I was living in a place that had very few meatless options. So General Tso’s tofu became my go to if I wanted to treat myself ( #treatchoself). 

But one day, as I was on the hunt for General Tso’s tofu, this recipe idea hit me. I thought, ” General’s tofu is just tofu w/ sauce and rice, so why not roll it up into a sushi roll?” The idea is so simple, yet so very delicious. So without further delay, here’s the recipe.

Here’s what you’ll need:


Ingredients:

1 block of firm tofu

cornstarch

2 cloves of ginger

3 green onions

1 tbsp ginger 

2 tbsp maple syrup 

2 tbsp soy sauce  

2 tbsp ketchup

vegetable oil (I used sesame oil) 

1 tsp Sriracha

3/4 cup vegetable broth 

Nori sheets 

2-4 cups of sushi rice

Sushi rolling mat 

Optional: Sesame seeds 

Directions:

1. First place 1.5 cups rice and 2 cups water into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes. 

2. Next drain tofu and squeeze with paper towel to remove moisture.

3. Cut tofu into strips (2strips per sushi roll).


4. Cover each tofu strip with cornstarch. 

5. In a skillet pour sesame oil and bring to medium heat. 

6. Add cornstarch coated tofu to pan and fry until golden brown.

7. Finally chop up green onion, garlic, and ginger.

8. In a separate pan combine ketchup, maple syrup, Sriracha, soy sauce, vegetable broth, green onions garlic and ginger.

9. Cook on medium heat stirring frequently. 

10. Once sauce has thickened, remove from heat and coat the tofu strips in the sauce. 

11. Lay out one nori sheet on top of a sushi mat (shiny side down) and add 1-2 cups of cooled rice on top.

12. Place two strips of tofu on the end of the nori sheet and begin rolling your sushi roll.


⚠️ Warning! I am a sushi rolling novice so do not make the same mistake that I did. Make sure the rice comes closer to the edge of the nori sheet. ⚠️

13. Cut sushi roll, sprinkle with sesame seeds, & eat with a side of the leftover sauce. 


*This recipe can produce up to 4 sushi rolls.*

Enjoy!

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