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Broccoli and seitan stir-fry

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A popular meat dish that vegans can enjoy

A popular stir-fry combo that can be vegan-friendly as well!

A popular meat dish that vegans can enjoyBroccoli and beef may be a popular stir-fry combo among meat-eaters, but that doesn't mean vegans must miss out on this tasty Chinese recipe. Swap out beef for seitan, a vegan meat alternative, and you'll have a delectable vegan Chinese stir-fry that rivals the original recipe.

Broccoli and seitan stir-fry recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tamari or equivalent Bragg's Amino Acids
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (16 ounce) package seitan, cut into strips, liquid reserved
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups steamed rice
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (for garnish)


  1. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir-fry broccoli and onion until broccoli is crisp tender.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, tamari or Bragg's and brown sugar. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add seitan strips and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add seitan liquid, cover and steam for 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl, and stir cornstarch slurry into the stir-fry mixture.
  6. Cook until mixture is slightly thickened.
  7. Serve hot over rice and garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

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Veggie stir-fry with garlic sauce

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