Spicy Asparagus-Tempeh Stir-Fry - 2 Guiding Stars
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If you’d like to explore tempeh but aren’t sure of how to try it, this basic stir-fry is an excellent recipe to start with. Don’t feel chained to the vegetable list: as with most stir-fry recipes, this recipe is well-suited to using up odds and ends of veggies leftover from other recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups brown rice
  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil, divided
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. multigrain tempeh, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ¾ lb. asparagus spears, cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. shiitake mushrooms, sliced

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. When rice has 15-20 minutes left to cook, whisk together broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Heat half the sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tempeh, and stir-fry until golden (4-5 minutes). Remove tempeh from pan and set aside.
  4. Heat remaining half of the sesame oil in the same pan. Add garlic, crushed red pepper, asparagus, and mushrooms. Stir-fry until asparagus is just tender (3 minutes).
  5. Add broth mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened (2-3 minutes).
  6. Add tempeh, and cook until thoroughly heated (1 minute). Serve over brown rice.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 405; Total Fat 15g (19% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 610mg (27% DV); Total Carbohydrate 54g (20% DV); Dietary Fiber 8.5g (32% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 17g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 40% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Manganese 90% DV; Copper 45% DV; Niacin 40% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/spicy-asparagus-tempeh-stir-fry/
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