Garden-Fresh Stir-Fry with Seitan
Seitan's toothsome texture and taste make it a perfect vegetarian stir-fry ingredient that even nonvegetarians will love. Make it a meal: Serve over rice noodles to soak up the rich sauce and mix up some lightly sweetened iced green tea to drink.
Ingredient Notes: The “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be surprisingly high in sodium. We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.
Shao hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine available in most Asian specialty markets and some larger supermarkets' Asian sections.
Seitan is processed wheat gluten that is high in protein and has a meaty texture. It can be found in health-food stores or large supermarkets near the tofu. The actual weight of the seitan in a package varies depending on whether water weight is included. Look for the “drained weight” on the label. We used two types of White Wave seitan: one has a 1-pound 2-ounce water-packed package containing “8 ounces drained” seitan and one comes in a package labeled “8 ounces” that actually contains 8 ounces of seitan.
2 vegetable, 1 other carbohydrate, 2 lean meat, 2 fat | 1 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings