Saturday, November 29, 2008

Seitan with Peanut Sauce over Rice

Source: Vegetarian Times (modified by Aimee)
Makes 4-6 servings

2 cups uncooked brown rice
3 TB plus 2 TB tamari
4 TB sesame oil, divided (plus extra for frying)
2 tsp ground ginger, divided
16 oz. seitan, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 green onions, white & green parts diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup creamy peanut butter
2 TB tahini
1/2 cup water
1 TB sesame seeds
optional: crushed red pepper to top

1. Cook rice in 4 cups water; set aside.
2. Meanwhile, combine 3 TB tamari, 2 TB sesame oil, & 1 tsp ginger in resealable plastic bag. Add seitan; seal, & shake to coat. Refrigerate1 hour, or overnight.
3. Make peanut sauce: place peanut butter, tahini, water, 1 tsp ginger, 2 TB tamari, and 2 TB sesame oil in blender; process until smooth.
4. Heat large frying pan over medium heat; add marinated seitan, green onion, & garlic; fry until browned. Add peanut sauce & sesame seeds; stir until heated through. Serve over brown rice and top with optional crushed red pepper.

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