Flavorful Wild Rice and Tofu Stir-Fry

Flavorful Wild Rice and Tofu Stir-Fry


This delicious and nutritious dish is perfect for those looking to enjoy a plant-based meal that’s packed with flavor and easy to prepare. Wild rice brings a unique texture and nutty flavor, while tofu adds a protein punch. Combined with a medley of colorful vegetables and a savory sauce, this stir-fry will leave you wanting seconds!


  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 block (14 oz) firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the wild rice and water (or vegetable broth). Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 45-50 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  2. While the rice is cooking, combine the cubed tofu with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a bowl. Let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the marinated tofu cubes and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the tofu from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the red and yellow bell peppers, sugar snap peas, and red onion. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Add the garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  6. Return the tofu to the skillet and add the cooked wild rice.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and rice vinegar. Pour the sauce over the tofu and vegetable mixture and toss to coat everything evenly.
  8. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until everything is heated through and well combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sesame seeds if desired.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy your flavorful wild rice and tofu stir-fry!


This recipe provides a nutritious and balanced meal, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion where you want to impress with minimal effort. Enjoy!