Dorm Room Recipe: Tofu Teriyaki

Published October 31, 2014

By Karen Biton-Cohen

Ready to eat Tofu Teriyaki mixed with broccoli

Is the cafeteria failing when it comes to Meatless Monday options? Or, are you just looking for a way to make friends with that vegetarian down the hall? This simple dish is nutritious, filling, and will energize you for your next study session.

prep time: 7 minutes
cook time: 4 minutes and 15 seconds
total time: 12 minutes


  • microwave
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • microwave-safe cover
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • paper towels


  • 8 ounces (½ pound) tofu
  • 2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ tablespoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup broccoli cut into florets (you can substitute bok choy or spinach, if desired)
  • 1 stalk scallion, thinly sliced (optional)


    Step 1: Drain tofu from liquid. Use paper towels to absorb the excess liquid and cut the tofu into ½-inch cubes.

  • Tofu mixed with Teriyaki in dish

    Step 2: In a microwave-safe bowl, toss tofu with teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and chili flakes. (If you have time, let the tofu sit and marinate in the flavors for a few minutes)

    Step 3: Cover the bowl and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes.

    Step 4: Carefully remove bowl and using your spoon, mix tofu and add your greens. Cover again and pop back into the microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds more on HIGH.

    Step 5: Remove and sprinkle sliced scallions over the top of the dish, if desired.