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Stir Fried Tofu with Green Beans a.k.a Phat Phrik Khing

sit fry tofu with green beans in red curry paste

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  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 block firm tofu ((I used a 17oz block) cut into 1 by 1/2-inch squares)
  • 1 pound green beans (cut ~ 1in. ength)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 ounces red curry paste (I used the Maesri brand 1/2can=2oz.)


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a pan over high heat until shimmering, add tofu and brown and crisp on all sides, then transfer to a plate. stir fry dried tofu in a pan
  2. Add another Tbsp. of oil to the pan and add beans and cook, stirring and tossing occasionally, until blistered and bright green between 2-4 minutes. The remove from pan. stir fried beans in a pan
  3. Add remaining Tbsp. oil to pan and add curry paste. Saute and stir continuously, until aromatic and sizzling for about 30 seconds. red curry paste
  4. Quickly add tofu and beans back to the pan, mix in sugar and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly to ensure paste, sugar and soy sauce is evenly distributed.
  5. Serve with jasmine rice. stir fry tofu with green beans


Before serving I would recommend you turn off heat and taste. If the curry/spice flavor is too light, move vegetables to side of pan add a bit more oil. Add more curry paste, saute quickly and mix into beans/tofu.

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