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Fake Stir-Fry: Vegan Treats
By: Kortney Campbell
Okay, so the title is deceiving. It isn’t exactly fake, meaning you can eat it, but fake rhymes with steak and that’s what we’re replacing in this recipe. I guess it isn’t really all that witty now that I’ve explained it, but I’ve got to commit.
Anyways…I started my blog Vegan Housewives a while back with a focus on showing how easy a vegan lifestyle really is. It seemed like every time I would search for a vegan recipe online or buy cookbooks, everything looked amazing and professional, but they were all so tedious, time consuming and expensive to make. And in all honesty, I think spending more than an hour in the kitchen on a week night is asking WAY too much. I mean sure, I love to cook, but contrary to popular belief, a woman’s got to live outside of the kitchen too!
To date, this is probably one of the easiest and quickest meals I’ve ever made (other than TV dinners, if you can call that a meal). And the best part? It meets my usual expectation of going over extremely well with carnivores!
-2 bags of Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Medley microwave rice (I like at least one of them to be the Roasted Garlic flavor and one plain, but you can adjust dependent on your love for garlic or those around you that will get to experience the aftermath)
-1 large head of broccoli 1/2 cup of Makato Ginger Dressing (found in the veggie section of the grocery store)
-1/2 cup of hazelnuts or sesame seeds (optional) 1/8 to 1/4 cup of oil (I usually go for olive or coconut)
-Blackening Spices, Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat the oil on medium high, add the frozen Beefless Tips and cook covered until well thawed and dark brown.
Break the broccoli into small flourettes and add them to the pan along with the spices and Ginger Dressing, stirring frequently.
Once the broccoli turns a bright green, but is still crisp, add the rice to the pan. Cook uncovered for 2-3 more minutes, continuing to stir frequently.Enjoy!
The total cook time for this dish is literally 10 minutes and the cleanup is easy as well since everything is combined into one pan. This really is the perfect meal for parents on the go and I need my practice!
*Side Note: This serves 1 hungry man and his extremely pregnant wife, which means it would probably work for a family of 3 normal folks. I usually double the recipe so we have leftovers.
What are some of your favorite quick meals? I’d love some new ideas, so feel free to leave them in the comments below!