Air Fryer Peanut Curry Tofu with Gingery Cauliflower Rice

Air Fryer Peanut Curry Tofu with Gingery Cauliflower Rice

A quick vegan low-carb dinner is this Air Fryer Peanut Curry Tofu with Gingery Cauliflower Rice.

Ingredients for the Tofu:

  1.  14-ounce package extra-firm tofu, drained;
  2. 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari, plus 1 teaspoon;
  3. 1 grated clove of garlic;
  4. 1 teaspoon curry powder;
  5. 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter;
  6. 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce;
  7. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger;
  8. Olive oil spray;
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

For the “Rice,” you’ll need:

  1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 minced garlic clove
  3. 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  4. 2 scallions, sorted by color
  5. One 12-oz container of frozen or fresh riced cauliflower
  6. and one-third teaspoon of kosher salt


  • After draining, place the tofu on a platter covered with paper towels or tea towels. To remove extra water from the tofu, cover with another towel and set a heavy pan on top.
  • Prepare the marinade: Meanwhile, mix the grated garlic clove and two tablespoons soy sauce in a small bowl. Mix by whisking.
  • Cube up the tofu: After moving the tofu to a chopping board, turn it over, and cut it in half lengthwise. After turning it over one again to get it level on the chopping board, cut it into 32 equal cubes. Place the cubes in a single, uniform layer in a medium-sized shallow container or dish.
  • Tofu should be seasoned: Apply curry powder, making sure to cover all surfaces. Transfer sauce from bowl to the tofu, turning pieces to ensure uniform coating. For a minimum of ten minutes, marinate.
  • To make the peanut sauce, move the tofu marinade to a shallow dish and combine the peanut butter, sriracha, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a small bowl. Mix well, gradually adding a small amount of warm water to thin to a pourable consistency (I used approximately ½ tablespoon). Put aside.
  • To air fry, mist the basket with oil. After placing the tofu in the air fryer in a single layer, cook it at 370°F for 12 to 14 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the outside is crisp and golden and the inside is tender.
  • Prepare the cauliflower rice by heating a medium skillet to medium heat in the interim .Swirl in the olive oil to coat the pan. Add the scallion whites, minced garlic, and 1 teaspoon of ginger. Add the cauliflower rice and continue to sauté for 30 seconds. Add a pinch of salt and cook, stirring frequently, for four to five minutes.
  • Add Peanut Sauce and Toss: If preferred, move the marinated tofu from the air fryer basket to the same shallow dish, add the sauce, and toss to coat.
  • To serve, divide the cauliflower rice into two small bowls and place half of the tofu in each. Add peanuts and scallion greens on the top of each.


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