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To begin, prep all stir fry ingredients by briefly pressing and cubing the tofu, mincing the chilis, ginger, and garlic, and julienning the carrots and bell peppers. Also, slice the green onions, chop the peanuts, and wash the bean sprouts.
Mix all peanut sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl. Start with ⅓ cup of water, and add up to ½ cup depending on how dry or runny your peanut butter is. Once the consistency is pourable, but not too runny, set aside.
In a large pot, bring enough water to cook the noodles to a boil. Once boiling, turn the burner off and add in rice noodles. Stir and cover, cooking for approximately 5-6 minutes, or until al dente.
Drain and rinse the noodles. Then, toss with a dash of sesame oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium. Once hot, add tofu cubes and sauté for about 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally to brown on all sides (use an oil guard, as the sesame oil can splatter). Next, add in minced Thai chilis, garlic, and ginger. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes, or until garlic is fragrant.
Transfer tofu and spices to the pot the noodles were cooked in, then add the julienned carrots and bell pepper to the skillet. Add a splash of water if it's looking a little dry, and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until tender.
Add cooked veggies and noodles back to the pot with the tofu. Mix in peanut sauce, bean sprouts, green onions, and chopped peanuts and cook over medium heat (tongs are great for this). Toss together for about 2-3 minutes, or until sauce is incorporated and everything is heated through.
Serve immediately with optional garnishes such as lime wedges, more bean sprouts, more sliced green onions, chopped cilantro, peanuts, and sriracha or sambal oelek sauce.
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.