Sizzling Tofu with Sichuan Peppers and Boiled Rice

Sizzling Tofu with Sichuan Peppers and Boiled RiceThis fulfilling main course recipe is an absolute favorite of my kids. Tofu, when seasoned with hot spices, tastes heavenly. And, when consumed with any type of rice, it simply melts in your mouth. Use the exact spices mentioned in the ingredient list to get the authentic taste. Boneless chicken can also be mixed in this recipe. Those who do not prefer boiled rice can use slightly stir-fried rice with some added vegetables. Flavored tofu can be also used in this recipe in place of classic tofu. You can keep this recipe refrigerated for up to 2 days. You can also eat this yummy tofu with garlic bread or regular flatbread used in the Asian subcontinent. Let's make this spicy and scrumptious tofu recipe for our loved ones.

Sizzling Tofu with Sichuan Peppers and Boiled Rice
Sizzling Tofu with Sichuan Peppers and Boiled Rice

Spicy tofu with boiled rice

Enjoy this simple yet scrumptious tofu preparation which includes sharp and hot spices for a sparkling flavor which can be relished with hot boiled rice.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5

  • 500 gm tofu (sliced)
  • 25 gm Szechuan peppercorns (powdered)
  • 1 tsp red chili paste
  • 50 gm onion paste
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup spring onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp malt vinegar
  • 5 tsp olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a wok.
  2. Add chopped garlic and stir fry for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  3. Add onion paste and saute till it turns light brown.
  4. Add tofu slices and toss well for half a minute.
  5. Season with Szechuan pepper powder, chili paste, dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, malt vinegar and salt.
  6. Stir fry on a medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  7. Add chopped spring onions and toss well.
  8. Switch the flame to low and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Switch off the flame and sprinkle pinch of pepper powder on top.
  10. Serve hot with steaming boiled rice.