Asian seitan recipe

Asian seitan recipe

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Are you a vegan looking for a delicious and protein-packed meal? Seitan, a popular food in Asian cuisine, is full of flavor and has a surprisingly high protein content of 21 grams per 100-gram serving. In this recipe I will show you how to make a divine Asian seitan dish in just a few simple steps. After trying this Asian seitan recipe, you'll never want to go back to your old vegan dishes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 529 kcal


For the sauce

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • tsp Chinese five spice
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • 120 ml tamari
  • 125 g coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp cold water

For the seitan

  • tbsp olive oil
  • 450 g seitan, cut into 1-inch pieces

For Serving

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 head broccoli flortes


  • Make the sauce by heating the olive oil in a small pot over medium heat, add the ginger and garlic, stirring constantly. Then add the Chinese five spice and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add the tamari and coconut sugar to the pot and stir well. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and let the sauce simmer gently until the coconut sugar has dissolved and the sauce is slightly reduced, roughly 5-7 minutes. Continue to stir the sauce occasionally to stop it from sticking.
  • Whisk together the cornstarch and cold water, then add it to the sauce and stir through. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Then reduce the heat to the lowest setting and simmer until ready to add to the seitan.
  • To cook the seitan, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seitan and cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the sauce, stirring to coat all of the seitan pieces in the sauce.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Serve the seitan hot with rice and steamed broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.


Serving: 1personCalories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 35gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 2263mgPotassium: 612mgFiber: 6gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 998IUVitamin C: 136mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 4mg
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