Stir-Fried Tofu with Holy Basil

Dinner at May Veggie HomeThis is another quick dinner recipe, and you can tell that I like those! You’ll often see this being served up at street food stalls, but noticeably they use ground chicken or pork. Today, I’m going to use tofu.

Serves 2

Note: This dish is great with rice as a main, or you can do what the Thais do and offer it as an appetizer as well. You can put it into hollowed out cucumbers or as lettuce tacos.


You will need:

  • 1 package medium firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp chopped chilies (oh, this is a spicy dish!)
  • 1/2 cup holy basil
  • 1/3 cup long green beans
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup veg stock or water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish or oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp palm sugar


  1. Heat your oil over medium heat. Make sure all of your ingredients are ready to go.
  2. Add the tofu and cook for a minute or two, constantly stirring.
  3. Then throw in the green beans, all sauces and the stock.
  4. Just before you’re ready to serve it, add in the basil.
  5. Serve with jasmine rice and enjoy!

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