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Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Chinese steamed egg tofu is a fast, easy, and healthy dish from silken tofu, eggs, and scallions. Add any vegetables to create your own steamed tofu dish.

Summer is time for quick and easy dishes, and this veggies deluxe Chinese steamed tofu egg not only fits the bill but is also super healthy. Aside from the requisite egg and silken tofu, you can customize this dish with any vegetable you have. I think this is a great dish to make when you need to use up the odd carrot or celery stick. :)

Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

What do I need to make a Chinese steamed tofu egg?

For a basic steamed tofu egg, you will need:

  • silken tofu
  • eggs
  • scallions
  • salt
  • sugar
  • ground white pepper
  • sesame oil

Then, you can add your vegetables. For this recipe, I add:

  • carrot
  • dried shiitake

But you can try other vegetables too, such as:

  • celery
  • bell pepper
  • other mushrooms, such as shimeji, oyster mushrooms, or even button mushrooms
  • ginkgo nuts

For omnivores, you can even add some of these:

  • shrimps/prawns
  • fish cake
  • Chinese sausage
Ingredients for Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Ingredients for Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

How to cook Chinese steamed egg?

Here is the step-by-step:

  1. Prepare a steamer over medium-high heat.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl into a uniform mixture, then pour into a steamer proof dish (e.g. any of Pyrex baking dishes).
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and steam for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from steamer, discard the aluminum foil, serve warm with steamed white rice.

Super easy, right? This dish is best when served with steamed white rice. And since it is so delicious, between me and my husband, we can easily devour this in one seating. When making this for a company, definitely try to double or triple the batch.

Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Veggies Deluxe Chinese Steamed Tofu Egg

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 25 gram dried shiitake, re-hydrate and diced (*)
  • 100 gram carrot, diced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 block silken tofu (about 400 gram)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Prepare a steamer over medium-high heat.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl into a uniform mixture, then pour into a steamer proof dish (e.g. any of Pyrex baking dishes).
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and steam for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from steamer, discard the aluminum foil, serve warm with steamed white rice.

Notes

  • (*) About 100 gram fresh shiitake.

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