Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Broccoli, Pepper, and Seitan Stir-Fry over Basmati Rice

We got this recipe from Post Punk Kitchen (Isa Chandra Moskowitz love!) and it isn't called a stir-fry there but I'm going to call it that, I hope that's alright. Anytime there's veggies sauteed in a pan and a sauce added to said pan then it's a stir-fry in my eyes. Is that bad? 

This was sooo good! I love broccoli! Do most people really hate broccoli? I feel like that's a really big myth. But in case it is true, serve this to your broccoli-hating family member or friend and I'm sure they'll be singing broccoli's praises. Or at least they won't turn their nose up in disgust.

This sauce is really flavourful. It's not too sweet but it's not overly savory either. It's a great mix. Much better than store-bought sauce, any day! 

Oh I almost forgot to mention the seitan we used. Store-bought. Sorry can't do it all in one day. It's really good! It's by WestSoy and it pretty much tastes like homemade seitan, which can be quite a process. So when you can't find the time this is a good alternative. We found it at Wegmans. 

Vegan Broccoli Stir-Fry with Seitan
adapted from Post Punk Kitchen
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 tbsps pure maple syrup
2 tbsps molasses
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
Good Stuff
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 tsp salt
1 package of WestSoy Seitan Strips
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 orange bell pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Fresh black pepper
1 head of broccoli cut into florettes

Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a large measuring cup.

Preheat large pan over medium high heat. Add oil when heated then saute onion with salt until browned. Add pepper and cook until softened. Then add seitan and cook until it’s browned or for approx. 10 mins. Our seitan didn’t brown too much that I could see. Add garlic and black pepper and saute until fragrant.

Dump in the broccoli, give it a stir and cover the pan to cook. Take a look every once in a while to make sure nothing is getting stuck. Once the broccoli is softened, add the sauce, toss to coat, and cook until everything is heated through, about 5 mins.

We served our stir-fry with basmati rice.


  1. Hah, I tend to call anything that involves stirring and frying a bunch of (usually random) ingredients a "stir-fry" too. It annoys my partner for some reason, I think he was brought up thinking of the stir-fry as a specific dish:p Love broccoli too, and the fact that you've used molasses in the sauce, and the look of this whole thing! Definitely a pin for later :D

    1. That's funny!!

      It is worth trying - so delicious :)


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