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Spicy Orange Glazed Tofu

42 min


10 ingredients or less

You can never have enough tasty tofu recipes, and so we present these incredibly delicious sweet and sticky glazed tofu bites. Perfect to enjoy with your favourite stir-fry!



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  • 11 oz (325 g)
    firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp (8 g)
  • ½ tsp

Rice & veggies

  • ½ cup (100 g)
    uncooked white rice
  • 7.1 oz (200 g)
  • 1
    red bell pepper, sliced

Orange glaze

Optional garnish

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • sliced green onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)*. Cut the pressed tofu into ½ inch (1 cm) cubes.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix together the tofu, oil, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Spread the tofu evenly over a parchment-lined baking tray and bake in the oven on the centre rack for 20 - 25 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through baking.
  4. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  5. To a large pan, add the broccolini and bell pepper with a small splash of water. Cover and cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until softened slightly. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  6. Returning the now-empty pan to the stove, add the orange glaze ingredients**. Whisk. Once whisked, heat the sauce and let simmer for 5 - 7 minutes, stirring often until thickened.
  7. Add the baked tofu cubes to the pan and stir to coat. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the tofu.
  8. Serve with rice and veggies, garnish as desired, and enjoy!


  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).
  • ** The cornstarch must be added and stirred into cold liquids, otherwise, it will clump. Only heat the mixture once the cornstarch is mixed in well.


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Grains & Starches 26%

uncooked white rice

Proteins 22%

firm tofu

Fruits & Veggies 52%


red bell pepper

clove garlic

freshly grated ginger


firm tofu


olive oil

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Jacky CHAPELET - May 25, 2024, 11:15 a.m.

Perfection... Tasty and colorful

Katie - May 10, 2024, 3:17 a.m.

Great flavor!

Freya Chase - April 30, 2024, 7:33 a.m.

Used the glaze with tempeh and added veggies -- sooo yummy! Great flavor and easy to make oil free

Echo Hillesland - April 10, 2024, 4:41 a.m.

Really good and easy to make.

Danielle Leonard - April 10, 2024, 1:38 a.m.

Very delicious 😋

Lisa - April 9, 2024, 9:12 p.m.

Lazy me saved half the time by putting the broccoli and bellpepper oilcoverd on the same baking tray with the tofu

PUL Team - April 10, 2024, 1:22 a.m.

It's not lazy, Lisa, it's efficient 😜 thanks for the tip!

Danielle Leonard - April 6, 2024, 10:36 p.m.

This was so fun and easy to make! It tasty delicious!!!!

Lisa🌻 - April 5, 2024, 12:51 p.m.

I sadly couldn’t get my hands on firm tofu, so I used the regular supermarket tofu and was still sooo good! I will definitely make it again!

PUL Team - April 5, 2024, 4:07 p.m.

Hello dearest Lisa! We're so glad that the orange glazed tofu was enjoyed 😊

Janci - March 29, 2024, 6:28 p.m.

I halved the orange juice based on the comments and it was SO. GOOD. I was a little worried because of the tofu but the GLAAAZZZZEEEEEEEEEE. I will be eating this 24/7 thank you

PUL Team - March 30, 2024, 1:12 a.m.

Awe we're so glad to hear that the orange glazed tofu was enjoyed, Janci! Based on the feedback we've also cut back on the orange juice in the recipe a touch 😊

Jamie R - March 15, 2024, 4:04 a.m.

So simple, so delicious! I used about 3/4 of a cup of the orange juice based on the feedback in the comments and that gave me enough to mix the veggies in with the tofu. My meat eating boyfriend loved it! The orange juice is a nice flavor boost 🍊

PUL Team - March 15, 2024, 4:42 p.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, Jamie!

Bianca - March 9, 2024, 4:14 p.m.

Highly recommend! I added sprouts instead of broccoli. Very delicious 😋

Lilia Nicolaev - March 4, 2024, 1:16 a.m.

It’s take a bit of time but the final it’s so delicious 🤤

Samantha - March 2, 2024, 9:19 p.m.

Made this for lunch. 😋
I would recommend to anyone. Simple and satisfying.

Veru - Feb. 3, 2024, 7:02 a.m.

Everything went well, I'm just really not a fan of the taste of the glaze.

PUL Team - Feb. 3, 2024, 4:51 p.m.

We're sad to hear, Veru, but thanks for the feedback! Perhaps our Spicy Garlic Tofu may be enjoyed more:… 😊

Poiven Capp - Jan. 30, 2024, 7 p.m.

loved it!! I mixed the veggies in with the tofu and sauce. great recipe!!

Poiven Capp - Jan. 30, 2024, 7:01 p.m.

also I made a double recipe and the sauce took longer to prepare than was written. if I did it again I'd do the sauce in a separate pan as the veggies are going

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2024, 7:24 a.m.

Thanks for the tip, Poiven! We're glad that the Spicy Orange Glazed Tofu was enjoyed 🙂

Alison Chen - Jan. 29, 2024, 7 p.m.

Cut the orange juice in half like some other comments suggested and oh my! What an amazing dish.

Paola Castillo - Jan. 28, 2024, 10:02 p.m.

Great and easy.

Shayda - Jan. 21, 2024, 5:33 a.m.

Masterpiece of a glaze; this recipe should win an award!

Nicole Mostofa - Jan. 16, 2024, 3:46 a.m.

Orange glaze is tasty. I left out the agave.

Mila - Jan. 15, 2024, 6:06 p.m.

I used gochujang instead of hot sauce it it was *chef's kiss*. Ticked all my bockes: high protein, easy, balanced and absolutely delicious. 🙃

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 7:33 p.m.

Yay we're so glad that the tofu was enjoyed, Mila, thank you! 🙂

Aileen - Jan. 14, 2024, 6 a.m.

Delicious! I loved it as is, but my husband did think it was too saucy. I also added half a cup of edamame to boost the protein. I would certainly make again.

Roberta - Jan. 6, 2024, 4:28 p.m.

Wow!! Another recipe, another slay! I was intrigued by the orange juice and… it was a hit. I’m shocked by how simple but tasty it is. It’s a yes!!

PUL Team - Jan. 9, 2024, 12:05 a.m.

Yayy we're so happy to hear the tofu was enjoyed, Roberta! Thank you for the heartwarming review 😊

Claire Whittaker - Jan. 4, 2024, 9:36 p.m.

This is very tasty and the veggies make the perfect balance of flavours. I found it too liquidy the first time I made it so halved the orange juice and got more of the sticky texture I was after so would do that again in future

Susi - Jan. 4, 2024, 9:02 p.m.

The Orangejuce gives the Tofu a unexpected delicious tast.

Sylwia Malinowska-Clabots - Dec. 30, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

Quick and easy meal. Delicious!

Amanda - Dec. 21, 2023, 3:46 a.m.

This was perfect! Loved by whole family.

AnaMaria - Dec. 14, 2023, 4:39 a.m.

This was so delicious! We made this on a weeknight after work. It came together so easily thanks to the helpful recipe, and notes. I am looking forward to making this again! Thank you!

Adri - Dec. 12, 2023, 12:30 p.m.

Sooo delicious and extremely easy to make, it tasted like a restaurant recipe

Freyha - Dec. 5, 2023, 11:35 p.m.

There are recipes here that I love much more. But the baken tofu made in the oven was mindblowing for me and I will surely prepare tofu in this way very often :-)

PUL Team - Dec. 8, 2023, 4:54 a.m.

We're delighted to hear that the baked tofu left a lasting impression, Freyha! Feel free to explore more of our recipes, and we hope you continue to enjoy creating delicious meals with us! 😊

Edna - Nov. 22, 2023, 1:07 p.m.

This is so so so delicious! Quite easy to make too! I made a double portion to store for tomorrow. Great for student budget! Thank you PUL! 💖💖💖

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2023, 11:12 p.m.

So happy the tofu is being enjoyed, Edna, and wishing you all the best on your studies! 💛

Lisa - Nov. 15, 2023, 8:56 p.m.

Very unique and flavourful😍 Will definitely make them again and again

Manjita - Nov. 8, 2023, 4:44 p.m.

I loved it so much!

Lisa - Nov. 5, 2023, 2:27 a.m.

Great flavor and a great simple and easy meal!

Maria - Oct. 30, 2023, 12:44 p.m.

Deliciously spicy and it hit just the right spot! 😋

Ana - Oct. 7, 2023, 5:42 p.m.

Super easy and delicious!
I had never managed to get tofu so flavorful.

Eirini - Sept. 26, 2023, 1:49 p.m.

Amazing and easy recipe.
Even my bf who hates tofu loved it. I used airfryer for the tofu and turned out AMAZING.

PUL Team - Sept. 26, 2023, 7:07 p.m.

Woop woop! So thrilled that he air-fryer worked for the tofu as well, Eirini 😃

Joana - Sept. 22, 2023, 12:26 p.m.

This recipe turned out amazing! Sadly due to how long it took me to make and how many portions it yielded I think I'll save it for a time where I have already made rice in the fridge and maybe some leftover stir fry. Delicious though!

PUL Team - Sept. 23, 2023, 12:40 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe, Joana. In case you're interested and haven't already seen, we can adjust the serving size using the "+" and "-" buttons under the recipe description 😊

Alex - Sept. 19, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

My partner and I made this recipe for dinner and we were so amazed by it that we made it again to have lunch today! We substituted the rice for noodles this time and stired them with the tofu on the sauce. It tastes great and is very versatile. Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2023, 7:07 p.m.

Mmm rice noodles with the tofu sounds lovely! We're so happy the recipe is being enjoyed, Alex 🤗

Shogofa sarabi - Sept. 3, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

This recipe is amazing it’s completely new style of cooking. I took firm Tofu . Next time I want to try with mid firm Tofu. The taste of orange juice and gold color is new thing.

pretty close to orange chicken - Sept. 3, 2023, 6:26 p.m.

I was trying to use up some tofu so I made this for lunch. I didn’t use the veggies part of it so I just had a small bowl of rice with the tofu and it was so good! Texture and spice were perfect. It’s pretty quick and easy to make too.

Jess - Aug. 21, 2023, 8:15 p.m.

Super yummy m! Definitely will be making again. I was worried it was going to be too sweet but the sauce is the perfect balance. Next time I will air fry my tofu to speed up time

PUL Team - Aug. 22, 2023, 6:59 p.m.

Love the idea to air-fry the tofu, Jess, thank you!

Maxwell Honzik - Aug. 12, 2023, 12:42 p.m.

The orange juice taste was a little too strong here in my opinion and the tofu too dry.

Nancy - Aug. 10, 2023, 7:58 p.m.

I knew the sauce was going to be good, so I doubled the recipe and the other half is in a jar in the fridge for later this week. I like baking the tofu, even though it takes a little longer. My birthday is coming up and I'm hoping for a tofu press to speed up the process. I only had peppers, which worked out very well. Easy recipe, versatile, and there's hardly any left for this evening. Definitely keeping this recipe.

PUL Team - Aug. 10, 2023, 10:55 p.m.

Aw so glad to hear, Nancy, and fingers crossed for that tofu press! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays from our entire PUL team 💛

Nancy - Aug. 10, 2023, 7:58 p.m.

I knew the sauce was going to be good, so I doubled the recipe and the other half is in a jar in the fridge for later this week. I like baking the tofu, even though it takes a little longer. My birthday is coming up and I'm hoping for a tofu press to speed up the process. I only had peppers, which worked out very well. Easy recipe, versatile, and there's hardly any left for this evening. Definitely keeping this recipe.

Erin Janda - Aug. 1, 2023, 2:02 a.m.

Wow! This tastes just like orange chicken but even BETTER! In fact this was the first time I’ve tasted a vegan version of the dish, and I LOVE it!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 12:12 a.m.

Yayy so happy to hear, Erin, thank you 🥰

Andrea - July 29, 2023, 7:46 p.m.

This recipe is the perfect orange-glazed tofu! We will make it again, for sure! Thank you, Sadia and the PUL-Team! 💚

Elin - July 26, 2023, 10:23 p.m.


nickole & liliana - July 24, 2023, noon

So good! I added a bit more ginger, garlic and sriracha for my taste but excellent as is if you don’t like strong flavours!

Abigail K - July 20, 2023, 1:57 a.m.

Tastes nice and spicy! I used tabasco instead of sriracha. I don’t taste a lot of orange coming through so I think I’ll use less spice.

Svenja Schäfers - July 11, 2023, 12:14 p.m.

This is soooo good!
I served it with some eggplant! For the sauce used the entire orange by cutting it in tiny chunks and added some fresh rosemary 😍

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 8:07 a.m.

Ooo fresh rosemary is such a lovely idea! Thank you, Svenja ☺️

Littleone - July 6, 2023, 1:55 a.m.

The orange glaze is amazing. My son liked it so much I made another batch for him.

A good meal prep option for me. - June 18, 2023, 3:58 a.m.

The best part about recipes like this is that you can swap out the veggies for what is in your fridge. I will be making this one again. I think this recipe would be great for a new vegan/vegetarian who is getting used to meat alternatives. It's a very favorful sauce.

Tania Allan - June 17, 2023, 1:13 a.m.

I didn’t have orange juice so I blitzed some clementines in the Vitamix and strained it. Perfect! For the veggies I sautéed some snap peas, cremini mushrooms and asparagus. Served with white basmati. I’ll be making this again for sure! Yum!

PUL Team - June 17, 2023, 8:14 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Tania, thank you!

Chhaya - June 5, 2023, 8:14 p.m.

This is a very nice recipe if you want to try tofu with a new flavour. The taste of orange comes throughout the dish. And having a bit of the orange glaze on the broccolini after plating gives it a nice touch of flavour on the veg as well!

PUL Team - June 6, 2023, 3:17 a.m.

So happy to hear, Chhaya, thank you! 😃

Keren - June 2, 2023, 1:23 p.m.

Can I use squeezed orange juice that I made?

PUL Team - June 2, 2023, 2:59 p.m.

Hey Keren, yes you can! Just make sure there's no pulp or seeds before adding it to the recipe. Since it's fresh, you could also add it gradually to taste, and if it's too tart you can add some brown sugar to balance things out 🙂

Veerle - May 30, 2023, 8:06 p.m.

I made this for my family, and they (and me too!) absolutely loved it! :)
Great recipe, will definitely be making this more often 👩🏽‍🍳

PUL Team - May 31, 2023, 2:10 a.m.

Whoop whoop! Thanks so much, Veerle 😃

Brooke - May 27, 2023, 5 a.m.

Delicious tasty scrumptious YUM pick up limes never fails! Thank you thank you thank you!!

D. - May 21, 2023, 4:57 p.m.


N. - May 12, 2023, 1:15 p.m.

Best tofu recipe I’ve ever tried!

Christin Grant - April 20, 2023, 1:27 a.m.

Just made this and I’m in love!! I love Orange Chicken and this definitely fills the void! Normally I would stay away from tofu because I can’t stand the beany taste. Well, I’m happy to report that I can’t taste anything but the orange sauce (that I thought I messed up). Tofu hater approved! Thank you so very much!

PUL Team - April 20, 2023, 6:46 p.m.

Such a massive compliment, Christin, welcome to team tofu! We'd recommend trying our Spicy Garlic Tofu too if you haven't already seen it:… 😉

Christin Grant - April 20, 2023, 9:56 p.m.

You’re welcome! Thank you so much! I finally decided to go vegan and use your website for recipes! I’ll definitely try the spicy garlic tofu!

KT - April 17, 2023, 9:41 p.m.

Delicious!! First recipe from the app and it was fantastic!

PUL Team - April 17, 2023, 11:21 p.m.

Woop woop! Thanks so much, KT 😊

Hannah - April 12, 2023, 6:02 p.m.

Ana - March 31, 2023, 1:55 p.m.

Just cooked this recipe last week and is soooooo delicious! Favourite recipe for tofu!! People that say they don't like tofu this is for you to change your opinion. Amazing! Thank you PUL team for the fantastic recipes ❤️

PUL Team - March 31, 2023, 9:30 p.m.

Awe so happy to hear, Ana, thank you!

Öznur - March 16, 2023, 8:16 p.m.

Amazing! Every recipe I've tried from this website turns out great:) Thank you for making these so accessible.

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 2:19 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Öznur, thank you 🤗

Sharva - March 5, 2023, 10:46 p.m.

Hi Nadia! I’m 13 years old and I’ve been a fan of your recipes for a while now. I decided to make this for dinner for my family, and we loved it! It had a great blend of flavors, and the tofu was perfect. I usually like spicy, but this was really spicy, so I’ll add a little less next time. Even my picky brother liked it, so I consider it a success. Thank you!

PUL Team - March 5, 2023, 11:17 p.m.

Hi Sharva! Awe how nice of you to make dinner for your family. Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe and for helping make our PUL community so special 💛

Sharva - March 6, 2023, 5:16 a.m.

So sorry it autocorrected to Nadia

Lisa - March 3, 2023, 3:29 a.m.

I didn’t care for this one personally. It didn’t have enough orange flavor and wasn’t sweet enough. Seemed like spicy and salty were the only flavors I could get. Maybe I did something wrong? I fresh squeezed the orange juice - maybe I should have used the stuff from the store. When the crispy tofu went into the sauce, it wasn’t crispy anymore.

Larissa - Feb. 26, 2023, 2:32 a.m.

This was an instant hit. This is my new favorite way to prep tofu for flavor (toss tofu in oil, salt and starch then bake). I went without ginger the second time I made this and added 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil to the sauce. So good!

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:22 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Larissa, thank you 😊

Hailey - Feb. 22, 2023, 9:51 a.m.

Wow so tasty! I know this recipe isn't listed as "freezer-friendly", but do you have recommendations on how to freeze this meal?

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 12:38 a.m.

Hey there, Johanna - so happy to hear and thanks for the question! We haven't tried freezing it, but we imagine it could freeze alright in an airtight container. Our hesitation to trying is because tofu can hold on to ice crystals with its porous structure, so when it thaws the recipe could become more liquidy and soggy. It should still taste delicious though. Do let us know if you give it a try 😃

Hailey Hardy - March 18, 2023, 5:33 p.m.

I might've frozen it wrong haha but it did lose flavor and became more liquidy when I unfroze it. Wasn't too bad, but def would've been better to not freeze it. One thing I learned though if you are freezing it, reheat it straight from frozen (don't let it defrost in the fridge first). I tried it both ways and the defrosted in the fridge version was suuuper liquidy and soggy and not flavorful. But who knows maybe some people are into soggy 🤷‍♀️

PUL Team - March 18, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

Hey Hailey, aw what a bummer to hear! Thanks for sharing your experience with it. Using an air-tight container and also not having it sit in the freezer for as long may help 🙂

Tanya - Feb. 10, 2023, 1:34 p.m.

I've been trialing your recipes and this one is really good too :). Even my partner who dislikes tofu tried it and he said it was quite tasty. I also made the spicy tofu recipe a few days ago (with gochuchang) and it was really delicious too. As a non-vegan, I really like PUL recipes because you guys help me reduce my meat consumption and eat more plant-based food in a fun, aesthetically pleasing way. I'm making your new ricotta spread recipe tomorrow for brunch. I can't wait to see what it tastes like with tofu!

I cook a lot and work in an organic food store. I have a suggestion for a future video that perhaps you can talk people through some non-vegetable ingredients that may be quite basic to many but unfamiliar to others who may not cook a lot i.e. different types of tofu, ways to cook raw tempeh/marinated tempeh, soybean texture, etc. because they might be put off these things too quickly just because they choose the wrong type.

Also, I would love to see PUL recipes for plant-based spreads. I see a lot of products at work and they're all yummy but they're quite pricey so I'd love to make my own, for example, cashew-based cream cheese (seems very popular) like beetroot, truffle, carrot and cardamom, etc. These spreads are so handy when I need to put together a quick snack.

Thank you for everything PUL has done to promote better, more wholesome eating :)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 10:01 p.m.

So happy to hear the kind words and that PUL recipes are being enjoyed, Tanya - it means so much! We've noted down all of these lovely ideas for future content. In the meantime, in case you haven't seen and are interested we have a Herby Garlic Cream "Cheese" recipe here:…

Alexandra - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:39 p.m.

Just made this tonight for dinner. It was super delicious and pretty easy to make :) I had to swap the rice vinegar for white wine vinegar but it was still the perfect balance between sweet and tangy!

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 6:27 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share, Alexandra!

Louise - Feb. 9, 2023, 9:50 p.m.

Soo delicious! The best way I´ve eaten tofu in a long time, and the flavours were perfectly balanced. I can highly recommend adding the toasted sesame seeds, they give the dish a nice finishing touch.

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 11:17 p.m.

So glad the recipe is being enjoyed, Louise!

Lillith Walker - Feb. 4, 2023, 9:26 p.m.

Basically it was inedible - between 4 hungry adults we ate only about 1/2 of it when it should have been devoured. The combination of the orange juice plus the rice vinegar made it way too bitter with nothing to balance that out. I used only half of the sriracha sauce called for and it was still too hot to eat. If we make this again I'll add some agave or brown sugar and I'll use even less of the hot sauce. I'm really disappointed because of all the other happy reviews and because of all of the other PUL recipes that we've tried and that have been so spectacular.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2023, 10:44 p.m.

Hey Lillith, awe that sounds incredibly frustrating, our sincerest apologies! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The orange juice should add a touch of sweetness, though there is variation between brands. Indeed like you said, if the glaze isn't sweet enough then adding a pinch of sugar or syrup should do the trick. We've added this to recipe and dropped the amount of Sriracha as well - so your feedback has been incredibly helpful to us and others! We hope you enjoy the tofu more if you give it another try, and are glad other PUL recipes have been enjoyed as well 🙂

Santi - Jan. 28, 2023, 4:13 p.m.

Delicious 😍

Nadia - Jan. 21, 2023, 7:19 a.m.

Very delicious and I loved this way of cooking tofu! I stir friend broccoli, carrots, bell peper and edamame beans, then put te sauce in and let it thicken and then added the tofu. Thanks again PUL!

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2023, 7:44 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Nadia - thank you for taking the time to share!

Reggiee - Jan. 21, 2023, 2 a.m.

Loved this! I added a bit of brown sugar because my orange juice seemed a bit too tart. My tofu also was a bit mushy because I may have added too much oil but I broiled the last bit and they came out crispy!

PUL Team - Jan. 21, 2023, 7:37 p.m.

Hey Reggiee, so happy to hear the recipe was enjoyed! Pressing the tofu well can also help avoid a mushy texture 😃

Shantay - Jan. 19, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

Omg this was so good! Love the spicy tanginess of this, definitely making it again!

Pati - Jan. 12, 2023, 10:42 p.m.

Making tofu that way was such an interesting and inspiring experience for me!
Mixing orange juice with sriracha and soy sauce felt weird but the final result was delicious and, along with rice and veggies sprinkled with sesame, it felt like I am in the first class Asian restaurant. Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 14, 2023, 10:35 p.m.

So happy to hear, Pati, thank you!

Nicole - Jan. 10, 2023, 3:55 a.m.

The baking method for tofu was a no, frying it turns out perfectly but following this recipe made it mushy. Also was so spicy it was impossible to taste the orange! Bummer.

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

Hey Nicole, aw that's a bummer for sure - this is one of our go-to's! Indeed the tofu softens when combined with the sauce, but it shouldn't be "mushy". This might be a sign that too much water was left in the tofu, so squeezing out as much moisture as possible is important in case this was overlooked. We hope this helps for now and that you enjoy the recipe more if you give it another try 🤗

Kaitlyn - Nov. 29, 2022, 2:38 p.m.

This recipe is so good and easy to follow. I have been experimenting with tofu dishes and this is by far my favourite! Will be trying more Pick up Limes recipes for sure.

PUL Team - Nov. 29, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Kaitlyn! You can find a collection of our recipes with tofu here in case you're interested and haven't already seen yet:… Happy experimenting 🤗

Rachita - Nov. 15, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

I made this simple and super flavour-packed recipe, and truly enjoyed it. The flavours are complex and it's perfect for a cold winter day.

PUL Team - Nov. 15, 2022, 11:22 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Rachita, thank you 🤗

Paulina - Nov. 12, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

omg I would love to be a vegan but it so hard to cook tofu so it doesn't taste like mushy nothing....

PUL Team - Nov. 12, 2022, 8:39 p.m.

Hey Paulina, tofu can be tricky but the possibilities are endless once we get the hang of it! Choosing extra-firm or firm tofu and pressing it well to remove moisture can help a bunch. There are lots of videos online which show how to press tofu. If you haven't given this recipe a try yet, we find it flavourful and the cornstarch and baking boost its firmness 😃

Using a non-stick pan, lowering the heat, and adding a touch more oil (such as vegetable oil) can also help achieve a firmer texture without it sticking to the pan. It may be tempting to stir tofu a lot, but sometimes letting tofu sit undisturbed at a lower temperature can do wonders. Once the proteins in tofu cook, they naturally "let go" of the pan more easily. In case you haven't seen them yet and are looking for inspiration, our tofu recipes can be found here:…sort_by=. Happy cooking!

Joan - Nov. 7, 2022, 11:51 p.m.

Loved the taste but I'm new to cooking with tofu. It seemed a little tough is that normal? I put everything in a bowl but my veggies were cold. Probably cooked them too early. I will prepare them later next time.

PUL Team - Nov. 8, 2022, 4:33 a.m.

Hey there, Joan, we enjoy this one with firm tofu though it's not overly tough usually. It's possible that too much cornstarch was added or the tofu was overcooked! Adding the veggies later sounds like a lovely idea. So glad the taste was still enjoyed! It can take some practice to master cooking tofu 🤗

Anna - Oct. 5, 2022, 11:08 p.m.

Honestly, it's sooo good. I love the slightly sweet orangey taste. Already made it twice and served it with some greens and it really was a family favourite. I'll definitely make this again. It's also great for guest because it's kind of special and that easy to make. Thank you so much for creating all of your amazing content with such love and passion.

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2022, 6:05 p.m.

Aw it means so much, Anna, thank you!

Alana - Sept. 14, 2022, 7:39 a.m.

This recipe is so good! Especially if you like spice, yum! I will say though I always pair with some kind of green like a gai lan or edamame or avocado. And lately I have been using quinoa instead of rice. It the tofu really helps to flavour the quinoa :) Also I do your pan fry method and add the sauce to thicken at the end. As always delicious!

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 6:44 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Alana! We're beyond happy to hear it's being enjoyed 😃

Alyssa - Sept. 9, 2022, 1:19 a.m.

I would say it's definitely an acquired taste. I liked it but I thought it was really spicy and it might be my fault because I accidentally added a little too much garlic, but just a heads up, get a glass of your favorite plant based milk before digging in.

PUL Team - Sept. 10, 2022, 6:28 a.m.

Hey Alyssa, thanks for taking the time to share. This is one of our favourites! We'd recommend following the ingredient portion recommendations as able to help balance out the flavours. If you tend to prefer less spicy flavours, we'd also recommend adding less sriracha 🙂

José - Sept. 7, 2022, 10:03 p.m.

I loved this! It's very unique in flavours and even so I have yet to encounter someone who doesn't enjoy this recipe. It tastes like something intricate but it's actually really easy, so thank you!!

PUL Team - Sept. 8, 2022, 10:47 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, José, thank YOU!

Yasmine - Sept. 5, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

Oh my god!!
This recipe is absolutely exquisite. The dressing is just perfect it has this almost sweet orangey but still savory taste. I I love using this as a side with meals for when I need extra protein

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2022, 12:51 a.m.

Aw thank you, Yasmine, it means so much!

Blanca - Sept. 2, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

Beautiful dish and delicious, you never disappoint me!!!!!!!!! Thank you 💖

Aylin - Sept. 2, 2022, 1:48 a.m.

Seriously delicious! It was the perfect combo between savoury and sweet. Of course it didn't look as esthetically pleasing as in your beautiful photo ;)

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2022, 12:59 a.m.

Oh so glad it's being enjoyed, Aylin, do let us know if there's any other feedback 😃

Denise - Aug. 31, 2022, 5:23 a.m.

Wow! This was so delish! I couldn't stop eating it lol. I will be making this recipe often.

Kathleen - Aug. 7, 2022, 9:15 p.m.

This is delicious and will go into my regular rotation.

Amelia - July 25, 2022, 1:21 p.m.

Have tried a few orange tofu recipes, and this one is definitely my favourite, reminds me of childhood orange chicken sauce, but nicer!

PUL Team - July 26, 2022, 7:35 a.m.

A huge compliment, Amelia, thanks a bunch!

Lu Ann - July 19, 2022, 2:35 a.m.

Recipes looks delicious. Looking forward to trying it. What kind of rice did you serve with it?
I enjoy watching your channel.

PUL Team - July 19, 2022, 7:09 a.m.

Hey Lu Ann, we've enjoyed this one with different kinds of rice so whatever you enjoy should be alright! One of our favourites is plain white rice to help balance the sauce 🙂

Micah - July 11, 2022, 2:43 a.m.

Love this recipe!!! We cooked broccoli in the oven at the same time as the tofu, made for an easy and well-timed side.

PUL Team - July 12, 2022, 7:22 a.m.

That's a great idea, Micah, we're so glad it was enjoyed!

Vicky - July 7, 2022, 5:12 a.m.

Husband immediately said, “This is tasty!” after the first bite. Despite that I make nearly every meal he eats, he rarely compliments the chef because he loves spicy food primarily. This was a great recipe and I love that there is no added sugar! I will definitely be putting this one into rotation as it gave me a use for some of the oranges from our plentiful tree!

PUL Team - July 7, 2022, 3:54 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Vicky, what a big compliment!

Kathryn - July 6, 2022, 7 p.m.

This was an awesome recipe!! My girls always want the orange chicken from Panda Express, so I thought I try this instead. It turned out great! I love the fact that I can tone down or tone up the spice. I definitely have to tone it down for my 8 and 5 year old though.😅

PUL Team - July 7, 2022, 12:26 a.m.

Hey Kathryn, so glad the tofu is being enjoyed and love that the spice can be adjusted too 😃

Sarah - July 4, 2022, 1:11 a.m.

We made this for dinner tonight and really enjoyed it! It was delicious and so easy to make. The only thing we thought the sauce was missing was maybe a little more umami (perhaps some miso?) as it is quite citrus-y and bright. But even as is, we thought it was very good. We served it with stir-fried asparagus, carrots, and mushrooms. Would definitely make it again! Yum!

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 7:52 p.m.

Hey Sarah, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it. Different brands of soy sauce can vary in their umami taste, so adding more to taste or miso sound like a lovely idea. We'll note down the feedback and are so glad it was enjoyed with the stir-fried veggies 😃

Moni - July 1, 2022, 5:20 p.m.

Reciepi lookes delicious. Can i use paneer instead of tafu ? if yes. Then howmuch ?

PUL Team - July 1, 2022, 8:43 p.m.

Hey there, Moni! Thanks for the question. Since we only use plant-based products here at PUL we haven't tested it out, but we hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try☺️

Autobahn - June 25, 2022, 6:12 p.m.

Truly delicious and addictive yet pretty easy to make. 10/10

Christin - June 24, 2022, 7:25 p.m.

I've made this 3 times now and love it! Awesome recipe and love the videos. :)

PUL Team - June 25, 2022, 5:49 p.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Christin ☺️

Stephanie - June 23, 2022, 12:57 p.m.

The tofu I used was not firm and I swapped orange juice for lemon juice but it was still amazing. I love your recipes keep them coming!!😊

PUL Team - June 24, 2022, 4 p.m.

Hey Stephanie, it means so much! Do let us know if there's any other feedback to help PUL grow 😃

Sarra - June 22, 2022, 6:45 p.m.

That recipe!!! I'm in love !
it's amazing to be able to cook something so good at home! Thank you guys so much for sharing it.
(I made a plain courgette and oignon rice to balance the sauce.)

PUL Team - June 23, 2022, 4:55 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear, Sarra! The pairings sound lovely too 😍

Sarra - July 3, 2022, 7:03 p.m.

Hello PUL team, thanks for your reply!
I do have a question: say you only have 1) lemons or 2) Grapefruit.
How would you adapt the sauce recipe? would sugar work or is there another more professional option?

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

Hey Sarra, was this in place of the orange juice? If so, we've heard a positive review from Stephanie using lemon juice in place of the orange juice. We'd recommend starting with less juice and adding more to taste - it's always easier to add more if needed! If the glaze isn't as sweet or too tart than desired then adding a pinch of sugar or syrup should do the trick 🙂

Lori - June 21, 2022, 4:20 a.m.

The sauce is to die for. We prefer a little less siracha but the flavor is incredible!

PUL Team - June 22, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

Thank you, Lori, less siracha sounds lovely 😊

Bridget - June 18, 2022, 9:19 p.m.

Super delicious! Reheats well as leftovers too!

Emy - June 14, 2022, 8:18 p.m.

This is delicious! It really is a good recipe for people who don't like tofu, it helped it grow on me ☺

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 6:39 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Emy, thanks a bunch 😃

Shar - June 14, 2022, 2:36 p.m.

This was delicious. I’m not vegan or vegetarian and I loved this recipe. Also I accidentally forgot to add the soy sauce and it still came out amazing. I may just leave it out entirely again next time. Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 6:10 a.m.

Hi Shar, we're so glad it was still enjoyed and thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it 🙂

Manuela - June 12, 2022, 6:46 p.m.

It is a great tofu recipe! I will definitely make it again. Thank you PUL-Team for making vegan cooking so easy, diversified and delicious!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 8:16 p.m.

Aw thank you, Manuela, it means so much!

agathe - June 11, 2022, 10:26 a.m.

hello PUL ! I don't have Sriracha on hand, but I've got tabasco.... can I use that instead of the sriracha ??

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

Hey Agathe, yes you can use tabasco or an alternative hot sauce 🙂

Nish - June 10, 2022, 4:42 p.m.

This is so tasty. I get really excited to try any of your new recipes. Thank You so much for sharing your content in such a good quality.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 5:39 a.m.

Beyond thrilled to hear, Nish, thank you! Happy cooking 🤗

Maria - June 10, 2022, 8:07 a.m.

Oh wow, this is absolutely wonderful! I have been looking for a good, satisfying orange tofu recipe for a while and this one is just perfect.
I ended up doubling the glaze recipe and added some cauliflower - and the result was magnificent!
Thank you so much PUL team for yet another delicious recipe, you never fail to liven up my kitchen:)

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 1:57 a.m.

Aw we appreciate it so much, Maria, that sounds lovely! So glad it was enjoyed 🤗

Cyp - June 9, 2022, 4:03 p.m.

I cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you do! I have been following you for years and at that time on YT you were only 20000 subs - so happy to watch your channel and business grow.
My husband and I have started a plant based life style and I made your Za'atar Pitas last night and the whole family including two teenage boys gobble them up.
I am so looking forward to saying goodbye to chronic health issues and hello to a healthy body with the help of you and your team.
Warmest Regards

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 7:28 p.m.

Oh, Cyp, you're much too kind! We're smiling from ear to ear. Wishing you and your family all the best on your plant-based journey. Thank you for the support and allowing PUL to be part of it 💛

Svjetlana - June 1, 2022, 2:21 p.m.

I love your recipe, you are an inspiration.

PUL Team - June 1, 2022, 9:20 p.m.

You're much too kind, Svjetlana! Thank you ✨

Ellen - May 31, 2022, 6:19 p.m.

This was soooo delicious! My family are not vegan and they loved it! Absolute win - thank you so much

PUL Team - May 31, 2022, 10:46 p.m.

Aw we're so happy to hear! Thank you, Ellen 🙂

Franzi - May 29, 2022, 3:42 p.m.

This was absolutely delicious! We made double the amount and it was enough for 5 portions. :) We and our guests absolutely loved it! Thanks for the recipe.

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 6:10 p.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Franzi, thank you :)

Cathy - May 22, 2022, 5:58 p.m.

Lovely recipe, really easy to follow and quite straightforward but tasted & looked like I had spent a really long time cooking! Perfect!

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 8:52 p.m.

Oh we're so thrilled to hear, Cathy, thank you!

Gitte - May 22, 2022, 9:51 a.m.

None of my family (this day 6 people) liked this, maybe it would have been better if the sauce was totally cooked in. A little hoisin sauce helped I thought, they didn't. I substituted ricevinegar for less ordinary vinegar and fresh ginger for powder. But I love your channel and all the other good recipies. Thanks a lot 😊

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Hey there, Gitte, we appreciate the honest feedback. If possible, we recommend using rice vinegar and fresh ginger as listed to boost the flavour of the tofu. Sometimes powders or different products can impart a different taste in a dish. In any case, we'll note down the feedback to help PUL grow and improve. Thank you for the support and for helping make our PUL community so special, Gitte ☺️

Yasmyn - May 22, 2022, 2:34 a.m.

Salam Sadia, Robin, and the rest of the PUL team! As an Afgahn-Canadian I thought it would be hard to adopt a plant based lifestyle as the cultures food is so heavily based around animal products. when I found out Sadia too was Afghan-Canadian and saw how easy she made it look I knew it was a lifestyle i could adapt to! I made this dish for my Afghani parents who are always sceptical of my plant based dishes and as meat lovers they absolutely loved this dish! I made it with your sushi rice recipe and a side of veggies and it reminds me of classic orange chicken but more flavourful! this recipe is sure to please everyone and very easy to make, Im so obsessed with your recipes and cannot wait for the app!:)

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 2:58 a.m.

Oh, Yasmyn, we're smiling from ear to ear! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the recipes and allowing PUL to be part of your plant-based journey. It means so much 💛

KatieD - May 21, 2022, 6:17 p.m.

So simple and delicious! I doubled the recipe and only used 2 teaspoons of Sriracha and it was plenty for younger children.

PUL Team - May 23, 2022, 2:44 a.m.

Lovely modifications, KatieD, we're so glad it was enjoyed!

Kate - May 19, 2022, 4:29 a.m.

So good! Just used 1 tbs sriracha and still came out spicy and delicious. Easily the best orange glaze I’ve ever had. Thank you!!

PUL Team - May 20, 2022, 1:05 a.m.

A huge compliment, Kate, thank you!

Birgit - May 16, 2022, 2:12 p.m.

Rally good and spicy recipe. I love IT.

Genesis - May 15, 2022, 9:57 p.m.

I made this today and I had a couple thoughts. I used 1 tbs of sriracha and I found it too spicy for me so I'm sticking to 1 tsp next time. I thought the ginger taste was a bit too strong, so I'll adjust mine to 1/2 tbs next time. I guess I really like soy sauce and didn't feel it was coming through so I'm adding a little extra next time. I also didn't have rice vinegar and substituted it for white vinegar. I didn't really taste the vinegar flavor so I'd add more if using white vinegar. These are adjustment I'd make personally but I still thought it was a very good recipe! Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 4:28 a.m.

Hey Genesis, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it! We certainly recommend less spice if desired. Rice vinegar and white vinegar do taste different but adding more next time sounds like a lovely idea. We prefer rice vinegar since it's sweeter to balance out the flavours in this one personally. Do let us know if you have any other feedback 😃

CastleDark - May 29, 2022, 11:51 a.m.

hey mate, LOVE the look of this recipe. but i only have apple cider vinegar. would it do? or best wait till i shop next & try to find "rice vinegar" ?

PUL Team - May 29, 2022, 4:50 p.m.

Hi there! Apple cider vinegar has a mild flavour similar to rice vinegar so a 1:1 substitute should work fine. You could also add a pinch of sugar or syrup If desired for extra sweetness 🙂

sadie - May 15, 2022, 9:07 p.m.

This looks amazing! I wonder if it would suit tempeh? Thoughts?

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 4:23 a.m.

Hey Sadie, that sounds like a lovely idea if you enjoy tempeh! Let us know if you test it out 🙂

Emmy - May 14, 2022, 5:39 a.m.

Just made this today, and it's delicious! My store didn't have extra firm tofu, so I got medium firm. The tofu didn't crisp up as much as I wanted, but it still turned out great. I ate it with some Chinese broccoli (a little bitter) but it actually pairs really well with the sweetness from the orange glaze.

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 12:38 a.m.

So glad it was still enjoyed, Emmy! In case you're interested, sometimes we find pressing, adding more starch (such as an outer coat of cornstarch), or freezing tofu can help add more crispiness to softer varieties 🙂

Lisa - May 13, 2022, 9:10 p.m.

I just had this with rice and roasted broccoli and it was absolutely delicious. I only put about a quarter of the sriracha in, because I just can't handle spice. I also had to fry the tofu in a pan because my oven was occupied. Still turned out great. :D

PUL Team - May 15, 2022, 12:31 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Lisa, thanks for sharing your experience with it 😃

Karolina - May 13, 2022, 1:51 p.m.

Just made it today and it instantly became our new favorite tofu recipe. Thank you.

PUL Team - May 14, 2022, 10:38 p.m.

A huge compliment, Karolina, thank you!

sara - May 13, 2022, 3:46 a.m.

love the recipe waiting to try it. can i use regular vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar?

PUL Team - May 13, 2022, 4:10 a.m.

Hey Sara! The taste will be a bit different, but it could still work out. You may want to start with less vinegar and add more to taste. If you give it a go, let us know how you find it 😊

Aly C - May 12, 2022, 11:54 p.m.

Just a heads up your Google ads were showing "how to get your bikini body" not sure if you have control over this at all. Didn't seem like something Pick up limes would align with.

PUL Team - May 13, 2022, 3:57 a.m.

Hey Aly, thanks a bunch for the heads up. We hope that PUL can be a space to support a positive relationship with our bodies so we'll be sure to look into it. Wishing you an abundance of health and wellness❣️

Aly - May 24, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

Aside from that, the recipe was delicious!!! 😊

Danielle - May 12, 2022, 6:56 p.m.

I can't wait to make this over the weekend. Question...have you tried making lentil or chickpea tofu? I found several recipes and would love to try it. Thank you for filling our minds, souls and bellies!

PUL Team - May 13, 2022, 3:43 a.m.

Hey Danielle, we haven't tried recently but have heard cool things about it! We'll note it down as an idea for future PUL content. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 😊

safiya - May 12, 2022, 5:55 p.m.

love this!