Friday, January 4, 2013

Thai Seitan Stir Fry

Source: Favorite Brand Name Vegetarian 3 Books in 1

1 1/2 cups brown rice (uncooked)
1 package (8 oz) seitan, drained & thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, halved & seeded
3 cloves garlic
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3 TB oil
1 cup thinly sliced onion
2 small red peppers, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
3 green onions, sliced diagonally
4 cups lightly packed baby spinach
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped

1.  Place rice in 3 cups water; bring to boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 45 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
2.  Meanwhile, place seitan in medium bowl.  Combine jalapeno & garlic in food processor; pulse until finely chopped.  Add soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, ginger, & red pepper flakes; process until blended.  Pour mixture over seitan & toss to coat; marinate at least 20 minutes.
3. Heat oil in large skillet.  Add onion, red pepper, & broccoli; stir fry about 5 minutes or until broccoli starts to turn bright green.  Add seitan, marinade, & green onions; bring to boil & cook until mixture is hot.  Add spinach, stirring until just wilted. 
4. Stir in basil just before serving.  Serve over cooked rice & sprinkle with peanuts.

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