Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stir-Fried Broccoli and Tempeh

This recipe hardly seems worth recording for its own sake, but perhaps for its representativeness, it'll do quite nicely.  There are very few things more delicious than fried tempeh and fried broccoli, individually, and here they are together!  I've been making a lot of dishes like this--simple, cheap, but oh so good.

Stir-Fried Broccoli and Tempeh over Brown and White Rice

vegetable oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1 large block tempeh (10 oz or so), in small cubes
3 medium crowns broccoli, turned into bite-sized pieces
rooster chili paste
water as needed
sesame oil
sesame seeds
fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Steam broccoli.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a large wok or skillet.  Saute garlic for several minutes before adding green onions and tempeh.  Saute a few more minutes.  When tempeh starts to brown, add broccoli and saute still a few more minutes.  Just before turning off heat, add a splash each of tamari and chili paste.  You may want to add some water as well to avoid burning/sticking/dryness.
3. Turn off heat and add just a tiny bit of sesame oil.  Sprinkle sesame seeds over it all, and stir in cilantro.  Serve hot over rice or rice noodles.  Serves about 4.


Unknown said...

hey do you remember about the dish that we had several times at the old co-op house whose main ingredients were broccoli, tofu, and (?) cashews? do you remember it with any more clarity than that?

Julia said...

hmmm no i don't! sounds good, though. is this joe pf?