This recipe is one I found on YouTube. His biography reads: "Hong Kong born Canadian, Wil Yeung is an international photographer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, violinist, and YouTube chef.
He immigrated to Canada when he was a young boy carrying with him his ability to speak Cantonese and some broken English. Much of his culinary aspirations stem from his background in the visual and musical art spaces. Wil believes that learning how to make food can really change your mindset and perspective in life, especially when you share it with others."
I have enjoyed many of Wil's recipes and am a subscriber to his videos. He has a very calm, easy-going speaking style as he goes through each step of the recipe. You can find this one here.
Orzo Fusion Stir-Fry
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
2 green onion, finely chopped
90g broccolini, finely chopped (my store didn’t have this so I bought a small to medium head of broccoli and cut into small pieces)
150g extra firm tofu (the one I bought was 14 ozs.)
1/4 lb. orzo
2 tablespoons chili oil
1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
Splash of toasted sesame oil
Drizzle of avocado oil
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1/4 cup corn
1/4 cup edamame
Bring a pot of water to boil for the pasta.
Prepare other ingredients.
Squeeze as much moisture out of the tofu as you can, put in a bowl and mash with a fork.
Cook the Orzo in boiling water for 7 minutes, stir occasionally. Strain and set aside.
Put a non-stick pan on medium heat.
Add the 2 tablespoons of chili oil.
Add the tofu crumbles and cook for three to four minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of the low sodium soy sauce.
To this also add a splash of sesame oil.
Cook for another couple of minutes, then put the tofu crumbles into a bowl and set aside.
Put the pan back on the heat and add a drizzle of avocado oil.
Add the chopped red onion, garlic and chopped green onion.
Sauté a couple of minutes.
Add broccolini (in my recipe, the chopped broccoli) and carrots.
Sautée for another couple of minutes.
Add the orzo and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, half a tablespoon of dark soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce. Sauté for about a minute.
Add a quarter cup each of corn and edamame.
Add the tofu crumbles.
Sauté for another couple of minutes and it is ready to serve.
I am looking forward to trying this again. It was delicious, very flavorful. I had this for lunch. There were leftovers and I had another portion for dinner that night. The next day I shared it with Gregg, who had been out for the day when I fixed it. He enjoyed it also.
Added note: I noticed a few comments from my non-tofu loving blogging friends. Hubby suggested adding chicken instead of tofu next time, and I thought perhaps shrimp, but I am sure you can add other favorites too.
Thanks for looking and have a great week!
I should check him out thanks.ReplyDelete
That's great, I think you would enjoy a lot of his recipes Christine :)Delete
Sounds good. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda :)Delete
This one looks really healthy!ReplyDelete
It is very healthy but very tasty also, one of my favorites :) Thanks Ginny!Delete
That looks and sounds delicious. And hooray for leftovers.ReplyDelete
Agree Sue, hooray for leftovers :)Delete
Seems a nice recipe Denise.ReplyDelete
Thank you Margaret :)Delete
Have a nice week!ReplyDelete
Thank you Anne, you too :)Delete
Looks healthy and delicious!ReplyDelete
Take care, have a happy new week!
Agree on both counts :) Thanks Eileen and I wish you the same!Delete
I couldn't get by fixing this...tofu? Bud would walk out on me.ReplyDelete
We can't have that now ;) You could replace tofu for chicken or pork or shrimp perhaps?Delete
There's an idea!!Delete
It looks delicious but I had to stop when I read tofu in the ingredients...lolReplyDelete
I know Ann, not everyone's cup of tea but depending on how it is cooked, I got hubby to start eating it and he wasn't a fan at first :)Delete
I can't stand to make anything that is all gone in one sitting, leftovers is my game...ReplyDelete
Yes, leftovers are great. I just had some for lunch :) This recipes makes a lot of food, at least four servings.Delete
Yum. I need to make this. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
That's great R's Rue, and you are very welcome. Enjoy!Delete
It does look good. Happy new week to you.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ellen :) Happy new week to you also.Delete
I am not familiar with this chef. Thank you for introducing me to him. This looks like an interesting recipe.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome Gigi and thank you :) He is a wonderful chef!Delete
Thank you for introducing a new chef to me, Denise. This dish is making my mouth water. Just the kind of meal I love.ReplyDelete
Glad you enjoyed him Martha Ellen, his recipes have had the same effect :)Delete
I would have to swap out the tofu.ReplyDelete
Good recipe for doing that William :)Delete
It looks a colourful dish ...ReplyDelete
Enjoy the new week.
All the best Jan
Thank you Jan, yes very colorful :) You enjoy the rest of your week and all the best to you too :)Delete
Those who can speak more than two languages, has a slight edge over others.ReplyDelete
I agree, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language :)Delete
Agree, thank you Ashok :)Delete
I'm really just learning about how much there is on YouTube and this chef sounds delightful. But I kind of like using the recipes as curated by Chef Denise! (Thanks for all you've shared including this one. We particularly enjoy trying different ethnic cuisines, especially since we are still not going out to eat really at all.)ReplyDelete
Now your comment made me smile Sallie, and I am happy to supply the actual recipe rather than the video. It's easier for me to do that and when I write it down, I have to stop the video all the time to catch up :)Delete