Easy Indonesian Tempeh

Stir fry tempeh
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
227 Calories
6g Fat
33g Carbs
14g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A simple and easy vegetarian tempeh recipe. In this vegetarian and vegan Indonesian-inspired recipe, tempeh is simmered in a sweetened and thickened soy sauce, similar to the sauces of Indonesia. Inspiring!

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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 block of tempeh, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and fried
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok.

  2. Add onion and fry until the onion turns translucent.

  3. Add tomato and fry for 2-3 minutes more. Then, add the soy sauce, sugar and tempeh and mix until well coated. Add a bit of water if the sauce is too thick.

  4. Serve hot over steamed rice.