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Tempeh and Vegetable Stir-Fry
with Hoisin stir-fry sauce

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Hoisin is a sweet sauce common in Chinese cooking that makes this easy weeknight stir-fry absolutely packed with flavor. It's worth tracking it down if you don't already have a jar in your fridge.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
White or Brown Rice:
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 1 cup
Tempeh and Vegetable Hoisin Stir-Fry:
  • Tempeh - 16 oz, cubed (sub extra-firm tofu)
  • Carrots - 1 lb, sliced at a bias
  • Broccoli - 1 lb, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Cashews - 1/3 cup
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
Hoisin Stir-Fry Sauce:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Hoisin sauce - 3 Tbsp
  • Ketchup - 2 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp
  • Chili garlic sauce - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Rice - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday.) For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Tempeh / Carrots / Broccoli / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make stir-fry sauce - Whisk together hoisin sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, and garlic. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a wok with cooking oil over medium heat. Add carrots and saute until carrots are starting to turn golden brown in spots.
  2. Add broccoli to the pan and saute vegetables together until tender, 3 to 6 minutes. (If they are taking a long time to cook, add 1 Tbsp / 15 ml water and cover with a lid. Let the vegetables steam, covered, until tender.)
  3. Add tempeh and stir-fry sauce to the pan and saute everything together until the tempeh is warmed through and the sauce coats everything.
  4. Remove stir-fry from heat and stir in cashews and lime juice.
  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave.
  6. Serve stir-fry over rice. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (31)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (18)

Most Helpful

This was good, but not great. Not as good as takeout. The sauce was just... good, but not phenomenal. If you do the prep in advance (chopping 2lbs of veggies does take its time), it is a nice easy weekday meal though.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jan 05, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

41 reviews

This was good, but not great. Not as good as takeout. The sauce was just... good, but not phenomenal. If you do the prep in advance (chopping 2lbs of veggies does take its time), it is a nice easy weekday meal though.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jan 05, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

Very tasty. The family particularly loved the broccoli. I'll try the oven method for the ribs next time. The slow cooker made the ribs very tender but it didn't render the fat, so they were a little hard to eat.

By: Kamala
Posted: May 02, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made these in the instant pot with a little added liquid smoke and they came out really well. Definitely recommend!

By: John
Posted: Apr 16, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used tofu and tempeh, tofu was better. Sauce was good, but I believe the tempeh/tofu should be marinated overnight before making this meal.

By: Krystal
Posted: Feb 29, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was better than I expected. I would double the sauce next time though.

By: Gabrielle
Posted: Feb 21, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Pretty good. Wasn't my favorite flavor for ribs but was definitely still tasty.

By: Catherine
Posted: Feb 13, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful