Air-Fried Vegan Tofu Bowl

A filling, yummy air-fried tofu bowl that is good as a lunch or dinner, filled with Asian-inspired flavors.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (12 ounce) package extra-firm tofu

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced

  • cup frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)

  • ½ teaspoon everything bagel seasoning, divided

  • 1 drop soy sauce

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 drop chili oil, or to taste

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • ¼ teaspoon furikake (Japanese nori seasoning), or to taste

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste


  1. Place tofu onto a plate and place another plate on top. Set a 3- to 5-pound weight on top. Press tofu for 20 to 30 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C) and an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Cut the tofu into cubes by cutting it lengthwise and then cutting the thin tofu blocks into eight pieces. Roll them in 1 tablespoon cornstarch.

  4. Cook in the preheated air fryer until browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the preheated oven.

  5. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add carrots, edamame, 1/4 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning, and a drop of soy sauce; cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.

  6. While the veggies are steaming, add remaining soy sauce, brown sugar, and chili oil to a pan and combine. Stir in remaining cornstarch to thicken, adding a bit of water if it's too thick. Bring to a simmer. Transfer the tofu to a bowl and coat it in the warm sauce. Sprinkle with remaining everything bagel seasoning.

  7. Add the cooked rice to a bowl, top with the veggies and tofu, avocado, and sprinkle with furikake and pepper flakes. Enjoy while warm.

Cook's Notes:

Use firm or extra-firm tofu for this. You can use tamari instead of soy sauce.

You can cook the tofu in oil in a frying pan until browned, instead of using an air fryer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
17g Fat
47g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 1011mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 360mg 28%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 698mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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