Rice: Cook the rice according to the package instructions. → I only cook rice in a rice cooker! Makes truly the best rice!
Tofu: Cover the tofu in a paper towel and press to remove excess water (or use a tofu press). Cut the tofu into cubes, place them with the cornstarch in a container, and shake well until the tofu is fully covered.
Heat a skillet with oil over high heat, add the tofu, and fry for 5-10 minutes until crispy. Set aside
Orange Sauce: Heat a saucepan with oil. Add garlic and ginger and sauté for one minute. Stir in sugar, orange juice, white vinegar, and soy sauce, cook for 5 minutes.
In a little bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add it to the sauce and cook for another few minutes until thickened. → Like it hot? Add a few splashes of sriracha or sambal oelek.
Add tofu and stir well. Serve over rice! Feel free to sprinkle with sesame seeds and finely sliced scallion.