General Tso Tofu & Veggies

General Tso Tofu & Veggies

fresh ingredients


  • 8 oz
    firm tofu
  • 4 oz
  • 8 oz
    Zest's tso sauce
  • 12 oz
  • 6 oz
    broccoli florets
  • 2 oz
    purple cabbage
  • 2 oz
    red bell peppers
  • 1 oz
    sesame seeds
  • 6 oz
    jasmine rice
  • 1 oz
    ginger/garlic/sesame oil blend
  • 2 oz
    green onion

Not Included

Salt & pepper

Olive oil 


Kitchen Items Needed

Large pot/skillet to cook chicken 

Medium skillet to cook veggies

Medium size pot for broccoli 

Medium size pot & lid for rice 

Cutting board & knife

12 oz of water for 2 ppl/24 oz water for 4 ppl

Bowl / plate for chicken

Tongs / wooden spoon

cook along



Pour rice into a medium saucepan. Add measured water with a pinch of salt.

Cut tofu into small bite size pieces, toss with the cornstarch, season with salt & pepper, set in fridge until ready to use;

Thinly slice cabbage;

Core & thinly slice bell peppers;

Thinly slice green onion on an angle;

Remove stem & thinly slice mushrooms.

1Prepare Rice

Bring rice to boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat & simmer for 15-18 mins or until all water is absorbed. Remove the lid, fluff with a fork, cover & set aside. 

2Steam Broccoli

Place a small pot with a few inches of salted water on to boil. Add the broccoli florets to the boiling water, cook until bright green & tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, season with salt & pepper.

3Cook Veggies

Place a large skillet/pot over medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot & peppers, mushrooms, cabbage. Cook about 6-8 minutes just until tender. Turn off heat & set aside.

4Cook Tofu

Heat another skillet over medium high heat. Add ginger garlic blend, cooking for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add tofu & cook for 6-8 minutes, making sure tofu is crispy & golden on all sides. Add ½ green onions & cook until bright green, about 1 minute. Add tso sauce & reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is fragrant & sticky on the tofu. 

5To Serve

Divide rice on bowls or plates & add tofu with sauce, serving with veggies on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds & remaining green onion.