20 minutes Vegetarian Mapo Tofu is seriously SO delicious and easy to make at home. Spicy, savory, and delicious Vegetarian Mapo Tofu is one of my go-to recipes that pair perfectly with rice. I created this Vegetarian Mapo Tofu for my vegetarian friend, and not going to lie … I may even like the vegetarian version more! PRO-TIP: make extra rice, because trust me, you will need it!
I recommend using FRESH shiitake mushroom if you can find it, as it is easier to peel. If you can’t find fresh shiitake mushrooms, you can use any fresh mushroom of your choice such as oyster mushroom or cremini mushroom. If you use dehydrated shiitake mushroom, make sure to soak it for 1 hour in hot water, and using a knife, chop it into small pieces.