Vegan Chinese Vegetable and Seitan Stir-Fry Recipe

seitan and broccoli

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 portions
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
274 Calories
11g Fat
25g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 274
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 113mg 564%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 370mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chinese-style vegetable stir-fry made with a hoisin-based sauce is a quick and simple vegetarian and vegan stir-fry with a distinctly Asian flavor. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can never have enough stir-fry recipes to try, am I right? Adding seitan to a vegetable stir-fry makes this a complete one-dish meal perfect for a busy weeknight dinner (and the leftovers make a great lunch, too).

Though the recipe calls for seitan, you could substitute tofu with good results and vary the vegetables used as well. This stir-fry has plenty of sauce, so serve over rice or noodles.


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  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 cup seitan, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into florets

  • Cooked rice, or noodles, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Prep your stir-fry sauce: In a small saucepan, whisk together the vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, hoisin sauce, sugar, cornstarch, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger over medium heat.

  3. Allow to simmer just until the mixture begins to thicken, about 5 minutes or so, then remove from heat and set aside.

  4. In a large wok or skillet, stir-fry seitan in remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil and remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

  5. Add the onions, pepper, and broccoli and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  6. Add the prepared stir-fry sauce mixture to the stir-fry and combine well, allowing to cook 2 to 3 minutes more, until broccoli is done.

  7. Serve your Chinese vegetable stir-fry over plain steamed white rice or cooked noodles, if you like, or your favorite whole grain, such as quinoa or even Israeli couscous. There's plenty of sauce to spread around. Yum.

Recipe Variation

  • Use a liquid sweetener as a substitute for the sugar, if you prefer. Be sure to convert the amount so it's equivalent to 2 tablespoons of sugar.