Vegan Main Dishes/ Vegan Recipes

Seitan and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Seitan and broccoli stir-fry

This easy vegetable stir-fry featuring broccoli and carrots, showcases seitan’s unique flavor and texture. Serve with hot cooked brown rice or Asian noodles, along with one of the many tasty options in A Slew of Slaws.

Serves: 4 to 6

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or other neutral vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 large broccoli crowns, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds seitan or Homemade Seitan, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh or jarred ginger, or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon natural granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup broth from seitan, vegetable broth, or water
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot or organic cornstarch

Heat the oil plus 2 tablespoons water (or broth from the seitan) in a stir-fry pan or large skillet. Add the garlic, broccoli, and carrots. Turn the heat to medium-high and stir fry for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is bright green.

Add the remaining ingredients and continue to stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes, until everything is sizzling hot. Add a small amount of additional water or seitan broth to the pan if it gets dry.

In a small container or cup, use a little of the broth or water to dissolve the arrowroot or cornstarch. Pour the rest of the broth or water into the pan, followed by the dissolved arrowroot. Continue to cook until the liquid has thickened, then remove from the heat.

Serve at once on its own or over hot cooked rice or noodles as suggested in the headnote. Pass around additional soy sauce for seasoning individual portions.

Variation: Add dried hot red pepper flakes, chili oil, or Sriracha sauce to taste to make this a spicier dish.

Nutrition information
Calories: 260;  Total fat: 7g;  Protein: 40g;  Fiber: 1.4g;  Carbs: 10g; Sodium: 289 mg

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  • Reply
    September 22, 2014 at 2:57 pm


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  • Reply
    jess schula
    February 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Made this last night to use our batch of homemade seitan. Glad we doubled the sauce. Wished the seitan absorbed more of the flavor, but it was at least a good sauce flavor with the veggies and rice. I might slice the seitan thinner next time and maybe marinate it as well.

    • Reply
      February 25, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Jess. I’ll adjust the recipe to double the sauce.

  • Reply
    March 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    This recipe was amazing!!!! Thanks for the post.

    • Reply
      March 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it, Marie!

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