Makes 4 servings
Growing up, fried rice was one of the first dishes my mother taught me to cook. The fried rice I grew up eating inspired me to create a plant-based version that features seitan as one of the main ingredients. Seitan is made from wheat gluten and has a meaty texture and appearance. It is high in protein and low in fat. Seitan absorbs flavors really well and is delicious when sautéed with some liquid aminos. For this recipe, I used Westsoy Chicken Style Seitan that I picked up from the Co-op’s refrigerated section.
To make this dish healthier, I sautéed the onions in water instead of oil. Cooking vegetables in water instead of oil is an easy way to reduce your calorie and fat consumption. When combined with mixed vegetables and jasmine rice, the seitan transforms my favorite childhood meal into a hearty, vegan friendly dish. This seitan fried rice is a convenient and easy meal to make and is full of plant based protein. Try it for yourself and discover the wonders of seitan.
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package Westsoy Chicken Style Seitan, drained and chopped
¼ cup liquid aminos
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 package (16 oz.) Cascadian Farm Mixed Vegetables, thawed
4 cups cooked jasmine rice
1. In a large pan, heat 1/3 cup of water over medium-high heat
2. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes
3. Add minced garlic and seitan and sauté for two minutes
4. Add in liquid aminos, black pepper, and mixed vegetables. Saute for 2 minutes and stir to combine.
5. Add in cooked rice. Mix well so all ingredients are well combined.
6. Serve immediately and enjoy!
By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger
Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.