Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe

At the time of writing this post we are in the middle of the COVID-19, worldwide, pandemic.  So many of us are under a state mandated , and going out is very limited.  Its because of this I think it's safe to say we are looking for cost effective ways to cook from our pantries.  I am no different.  That's why there is nothing I love more than a good stir fry!  This Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe is my new favorite go to.   

The finished pan of Teriyaki Tempeh with the title above.

Packed full of tasty plant-based protein, and made with the ease of freezer and pantry staples, this Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe is sure to be a favorite of your as well!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

Let's Get Started!

For this Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe you will need a few simple ingredients:

The ingredients needed to make the teriyaki tempeh stir fry recipe.

  • 1 8 oz block of Tempeh
  • 1 bag of your favorite Vegetable Stir Fry mix.  
  • 1 c Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 c Vegetable Broth (or water)
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Green Onion, Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

A block of tempeh cut into three parts.

To begin cut your block of tempeh into three parts.

In case you are not familiar with what tempeh is, it's a cake-like substance made from cooked and slightly fermented soybeans. This fermentation helps to break down the phytic acid in soybeans, making the starches in tempeh easier to digest.


Vegetable broth boiling on the stove.

Next, bring your vegetable broth (or water) to a boil.

The tempeh boiling in the vegetable broth on the stove.

Add the tempeh and boil for 10 minutes.

This helps to season and soften the tempeh to make it more palatable.

The boiled tempeh, on paper towel, on the counter.

Remove the tempeh from the liquid and sit to the side.

**DO NOT DRAIN THE BROTH FROM THE POT**

The ingredients for the teriyaki sauce combined in a mixing bowl.

Now it's time to make the teriyaki sauce.  Before you ask, yes, you can use your favorite jarred sauce.  I just didn't have any so I made my own.

In a mixing bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, ground ginger, and green onion.  Whisk together until smooth.

The teriyaki sauce ingredients added to the vegetable broth in the pot, on the stove.

Add to the left over vegetable broth and bring back to a boil.

Combine the cornstarch with a little bit of water to create a slurry

While the sauce is coming to a boil, combine with cornstarch with a little cold water to make a slurry.

The slurry being added to the boiling sauce in the pot.

Once the sauce comes to a boil add the slurry to the sauce and let simmer until it reaches your desired thickness.

Once the sauce is how you want it, remove from heat.

A cast iron skillet on the stove with oil in it.

Now add a pan over HIGH heat and add a little oil.

The cooked tempeh, sliced

Slice the tempeh into 1/4 inch thick strips.

The sliced tempeh browned in a pan on the stove.

Place in the pan, season with salt and pepper, and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden and slightly crisp.

The cooked tempeh on a paper plate, on the counter.

Remove the browned Tempeh from the pan.

The frozen vegetables cooking in the pan.

Now add the frozen vegetables and cook according the in instructions on the package.

The tempeh added back to the pan.

Add the tempeh back to the pan, pour the sauce over everything and toss until coated.

The finished pan of Vegan Tempeh Stir Fry topped with sliced green onion and chopped cashews.

Top with some fresh green onions and chopped cashews for crunch.  Serve over a bed of white, fluffy rice and ENJOY!  This easy Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe is inexpensive, ready in minutes, and OH SO TASTY!  I know you're gonna love it so get in the kitchen and give it a try TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~



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Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe

Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe

Packed full of tasty plant-based protein, and made with the ease of freezer and pantry staples, this Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe is sure to be a family favorite favorite in no time.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 30 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz block of Tempeh
  • 1 bag of your favorite Vegetable Stir Fry mix.
  • 1 c Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 c Vegetable Broth (or water)
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Green Onion, Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions:

How to cook Vegan Teriyaki Tempeh Stir Fry Recipe

  1. Cut the tempeh into three parts. 
  2. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil and add the tempeh to it.  Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the tempeh from the broth.  DO NOT DRAIN THE BROTH.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic powder, ground ginger, and sliced green onion.  Mix together.
  5. Pour the sauce mixture into the vegetable broth you cooked the tempeh in and bring to a boil.
  6. Mix together the cornstarch with a little cold water to make a slurry.  
  7. Add the slurry to the boiling sauce and allow it to simmer until it reaches your desired thickness. 
  8. Remove from heat. 
  9. Place a pan over HIGH heat and add a little oil.
  10. Slice the tempeh into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  11. Add to the hot pan and brown on each side for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from apn. 
  12. Add the bag of frozen vegetables to the pan and cook according to directions. 
  13. Return the tempeh to the pan and turn off the heat. 
  14. Pour the sauce into the pan and toss everything until coated. 
  15. Top with some sliced green onion and cashews. 
  16. Serve over rice and ENJOY!
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2 comments

  1. It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

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