Cambodian tofu, pumpkin & coconut stir-fry

Posted: May 31 2021

Masterchef finalist Callum Hann, and accredited dietitian Themis Chryssidis share a delicious meat alternative recipe.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ butternut pumpkin, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemongrass stem, bruised
  • ½ bunch of coriander, stems finely chopped and leaves picked
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 400mL reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 300g firm tofu, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 cup green beans, topped and tailed
  • 1 bok choy bunch, quartered
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil. Boil rice for 8-10 minutes or until just cooked. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook pumpkin for 2-3 minutes or until when you see it starting to colour and soften. Add spring onion, garlic, chilli, lemongrass, coriander stems and cashews and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in turmeric, soy sauce and brown sugar until dissolved. Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Add tofu, beans and bok choy and cook for 2-3 minutes or until tofu is warmed through and vegetables are just tender.
  3. Divide rice and stir fry between serving bowls. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with lime wedges.

Cooking Tip: This style of curry is quick cooking, which makes it perfect for using green vegetables like beans and bok choy. Cook them until they are just tender and still bright in colour.

Nutrition Tip: Tofu is a high-quality source of plant protein, containing all nine essential amino acids our bodies cannot make themselves. It is an important inclusion in vegetarian and vegan diets.

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Posted: May 31 2021


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