My mother used to make stir-fry all the time. She would always add non-traditional things like pineapple or smoked tofu for example. Though it was not authentic Chinese food, it worked for us. I created the following recipe during a brainstorming session for the creative team behind the Cocoa Butter video for my client, India Arie. I made it again here (I’m currently in Chicago) and I think it’s ready for you! Here, I pair it with quinoa to give an extra protein boost. You’re welcome.
Homemade Chinese Food: Tempeh Stir-Fry
¼ cup grapeseed oil
4 ounces (half a package) tempeh sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, sliced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh basil, rough chop
½ cup carrots, sliced
¼ cup onion, diced
1 cup broccoli florets
¼ cup celery, sliced thin
Salt to taste
Step one: In a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot and shimmering. Add tempeh and brown on both sides.
Step two: Add all veggies and herbs at once, mix well, reduce heat. Add salt to taste.
Remove from heat and squeeze in lime juice.
Step three: Serve over fresh quinoa.