Veggie Champuru

Champuru means “something mixed” in the Okinawan language, and it can refer to this dish or sometimes to Okinawan culture: a blend of Ryuku, Japanese, Chinese, and Southeast Asian cultures and cuisines. The stir-fried dishes usually consist of tofu with vegetables, meat, or fish.

Veggie Champuru Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sesame oil 

1 pound tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes 

1 clove garlic, minced 

1 carrot, julienned 

1 bunch greens, chopped stems and leaves divided (spinach, kale, or broccoli are all good options) 

1 cup bean sprouts

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and stir-fry tofu for about 2 minutes until lightly browned. Remove tofu from pan. 
  2. Add garlic, carrots, stems of greens, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. 
  3. Add green leaves and sprouts and browned tofu to pan. Stir-fry to combine for 2 more minutes. 
  4. Add soy sauce and stir to coat.

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