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Steamed Stuffed Tofu

Tofu triangles stuffed with even more tofu and chicken and steamed to perfection. The delicate flavor of the tofu is perfect with the citrus-flavored chili sauce.
Steam stuffed tofu with ground chicken, served with a simple chili sauce.

Steam stuffed tofu with ground chicken, served with a simple chili sauce.

This easy steamed stuffed tofu is my husband’s favorite tofu dish, and the recipe is one of the many recipes I learn from my mother-in-law.

The combination of tofu stuffed with a mixture of ground chicken and tofu, lightly seasoned with salt, sugar, pepper, and soy sauce is a testament that simple food can look and taste amazing.

The flavor of the steamed tofu is positively on the delicate side, but when served with the chili sauce, this dish is sure to please everyone.

Ingredients for steamed stuffed tofu: firm/extra-firm tofu, ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Ingredients for the chili sauce: red chilies, lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for steamed stuffed tofu: firm/extra-firm tofu, ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Ingredients for the chili sauce: red chilies, lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis.

Ingredients for stuffed tofu and chili sauce

1. Stuffed tofu

For the stuffed tofu, we will need firm/extra-firm tofu, ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, and soy sauce.

2. Chili sauce

The chili sauce is a simple mix of fresh red chilies, lime juice, soy sauce, and sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis).

(1) Cut tofu blocks into triangles and remove a smaller triangular portion from each tofu triangle. (2) Combine tofu scrap with ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, and soy sauce. (3) Stir tofu and ground chicken mix evenly to create the stuffing. (4) Stuff the hollowed out tofu triangles with tofu and chicken stuffing.

(1) Cut tofu blocks into triangles and remove a smaller triangular portion from each tofu triangle. (2) Combine tofu scrap with ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, and soy sauce. (3) Stir tofu and ground chicken mix evenly to create the stuffing. (4) Stuff the hollowed out tofu triangles with tofu and chicken stuffing.

How to prepare the stuffed tofu

1. Cut tofu into triangles

Cut each block of tofu into four rectangles, then cut each rectangle into two triangles. Since we are using two blocks of tofu, we end up with 16 triangles.

2. Hollow out the tofu

Make two slits to each tofu triangle, and remove a smaller triangular portion from each tofu triangle.

3. Prepare tofu and chicken stuffing

Mix tofu scrap with ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Stir until the mixture is even.

4. Stuff tofu triangles with stuffing

Use the stuffing to fill the tofu triangles. If you have any leftover stuffing, shape it into 1-inch meatballs.

Steam stuffed tofu over medium heat for 15 minutes.

Steam stuffed tofu over medium heat for 15 minutes.

How to steam stuffed tofu

Prepare a steamer filled with about two inches of water and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Arrange stuffed tofu in a steamer-proof plate and steam for 15 minutes. If you have a small steamer, you may want to steam the tofu in batches.

Serve steamed tofu with chili sauce

Prepare a simple chili sauce by combining thinly sliced fresh red chilies with lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis. Serve the steamed tofu immediately once they are out from the steamer with the chili sauce and steamed white rice.

Prepare a chili sauce from thinly sliced red chilies, lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis to serve with the steamed stuffed tofu.

Prepare a chili sauce from thinly sliced red chilies, lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis to serve with the steamed stuffed tofu.

Other easy tofu recipes to try

If you are interested to prepare more tofu dishes at home, you may want to try some of these easy tofu recipes:

Steamed Stuffed Tofu

5.0 from 10 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • Stuffed tofu
  • 2 blocks (each 450 gram/1 lb) firm/extra-firm tofu
  • 250 gram (~ 1/2 lb) ground chicken/pork
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch/tapioca starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Chili sauce
  • 3-5 red chilies (bird-eye, cayenne, or Fresno), thinly sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (Indonesian: kecap manis)
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Cut tofu: Cut each block of tofu into four rectangles, then cut each rectangle into two triangles. Since we are using two blocks of tofu, we end up with 16 triangles.
  2. Hollow out tofu: Make two slits to each tofu triangle, and remove a smaller triangular portion from each tofu triangle.
  3. Prepare stuffing: Mix tofu scrap with ground chicken, scallions, salt, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, and soy sauce. Stir until the mixture is even.
  4. Stuff tofu: Use the stuffing to fill the tofu triangles. If you have any leftover stuffing, shape it into 1-inch meatballs.
  5. Steam tofu: Prepare a steamer filled with about two inches of water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Arrange stuffed tofu in a steamer-proof plate and steam for 15 minutes.
  6. Serve: Prepare a simple chili sauce by combining thinly sliced fresh red chilies with lime juice, soy sauce, and kecap manis. Serve the steamed tofu immediately once they are out from the steamer with the chili sauce and steamed white rice.
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Comments

  • Dominik von Muehlberg Dominik von Muehlberg says:

    Selamat siang, Ibu Anita :) Terima kasih banyak utk pos resep2 ini! I spent a good deal of my adult life in S.E. Asia and my last assignment was Indonesia. I do not remember anymore which places we frequented in Jakarta or Surabaya but ayam rica rica was always one of my beloved favourites, along with soto, sop buntut and anything on the table in a restoran padang. Krn di Jerman tdk ada pembantu, saya harus masak sendiri :) Thanks to your postings I can recreate a lot of my favourite dishes which bring so many wonderful memories of the past back .... God bless you and your family. Cordial regards, Muehlberg

    • Anita Anita says:

      Terima kasih banyak Bu Dominik, bahasa Indonesia Ibu sangat baik loh :) I am always happy if my simple recipes can be of help. I was living far away from Indonesia for a decade so I can relate to craving and missing Indonesian food. Best wishes to you and your family in Germany.

  • Mich Piece of Cake Mich Piece of Cake says:

    I love this simple stuffed tofu dish. Thanks for sharing.

    • Anita Anita says:

      So happy that you love it, and thanks for hosting the Little Thumbs Up event :) I just found out about it and would love to participate again in the future ♥

  • Zoe Zoe says:

    Hi Anita, Your steamed stuffed tofu looks great! I like to indulge in this kind of healthy food. Nice to know you via LTU. Hope to communicate more and be friends via blogging. Zoe

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Zoe, thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog :) Yes, let's keep in touch and be friends ♥

  • Chris Chris says:

    Simply delicious! Thanks again!

  • Sally Sally says:

    Hi Anita, You have a good recipes and simple too. I have tried different recipes and my husband like it, Especially your steamed fish, simple and easy no mess at all. Since I married to UK from Malaysia, looking for lots of website but yours is the easier one I find. thank you makes my cooking easy . Kind Regards Sally

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Sally, I am so happy that you like my recipes. Have fun cooking for yourself and your hubby ;)

  • Relle Relle says:

    Ooh never thought of stuffing my tofu. Sounds so yummy.

  • Anjali  Anjali says:

    I had no idea you could actually stuff tofu with some other filling until I found this recipe!! This was so tasty and easy to make!

  • Dionne Dionne says:

    I love tofu and I love tasty traingles. Never combined the two. Well, I think I need to fix that some time soon because this meat looks just perfect for it!

  • Genevieve from @fittyfoodlicious Genevieve from @fittyfoodlicious says:

    These look delicious! I'm not usually a huge fan of tofu, but with this recipe, I think I could go for it. I love that you used scallions too.

  • Heidy Heidy says:

    I was pleased with the outcome of this recipe for stuffed tofu. I'm so glad I tried it!

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