Friday, June 23, 2006

Super Simple Chinese Food

Last night I made this super easy dish.

3 cups boiling water
3 cups TVP
1/4 cup tamari
1 tsp ground ginger

Set this mixture aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat(or put some oil in a regular pan) and toss in:
4 scallions, thinly sliced, green parts included
a small handful of garlic scapes, sliced
(if you didn't have these on hand substitute a regular onion and a clove or two of garlic)

Let this cook for a minute or two and then add the tvp mixture. Let this brown while you prepare the following:
1 large head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
3 heads of broccoli, including stems, cut the heads into florets and chop the stems
4 carrots, sliced into coins

In a seperate large pot toss in all the chopped vegetables with a bit of water and cover. This will look like a huge amount but it cooks down quite a bit. Cook for a few minutes (it depends on how crunchy or soft you like your veggies) and then stir in 1/4 cup tamari.

Serve vegetables over rice topped with tvp mixture. Everyone loved this and it was enough to serve 6 with a bit of leftovers for Jim to take for lunch.

I normally would have cooked the tvp in the oven but the oven is still dead so I did it stovetop instead.

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