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a bowl of Ma Po Tofu With Sticky Seasoned Rice

Ma-Po Tofu With Seasoned Sticky Rice

just nicole
Seared ma-po marinated tofu with sticky rice, seasoned with ginger, soy, garlic and Szechuan Pepper.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 240 kcal


  • frying pan
  • Pot
  • Tea Strainer or spice bag
  • small tub for Marinating


  • 400 g Tofu Medium firm works well and holds it's shape
  • 250 g Sticky Rice
  • 500 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Ma-po sauce I picked mine up from my local Asian Supermarket
  • 1 small Onion Finely diced
  • 1 tbls Soy Sauce
  • Half thumb Ginger Peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Szechuan Peppercorns
  • 2 Spring Onions


Tofu Marinade

  • Slice tofu into chunks and pop into container
  • Add mapo sauce with a splash of water, gently jiggle container to coat tofu

Sticky Rice

  • Add onion to the pan and soften
  • Place all spices into spice bag/tea strainer
  • Rinse rice until water is clear
  • Add rise to pan along with water and your spice bag
  • Cook for 25 mins, until rice is to your liking

Cooking Tofu

  • Tip tofu and marinade into a small lightly oiled or non stick pan
  • Allow Marinade to reduce and glaze tofu
  • sear tofu until golden brown

Plate up

  • Finely chop spring onions and sprinkle
Keyword Asian, chilli, garlic, Ginger, ma-po, Main course, mapo, spice, Spicy, sticky rice, Tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian