Peanut Seitan

This weekend, I felt like vegging out… not eating vegetables, but eating junk food and watching movies.  Even though I’m not a regular religious person by any means I gave up all forms of ice cream for lent, so I the one junk food I really wanted was out of the picture.

This recipe is a spin off of the tempeh recipe below.

I had about 20 minutes while my roommate when to go get dairy queen for herself to whip something up:

minute brown rice (1 cup uncooked)

1 bag steam fresh broccoli

1 package WestSoy seitan

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp peanut butter

2 Tbsp peanut sauce of choice (I used San J, because I had some left over)

1 Tbsp Earth Balance butter (or butter of your choice)

1 1/2 tsp hot sauce

1/4 cup soy milk (or any milk of your choice)

Begin preparing the broccoli and rice however the package suggests

Open the seitan and cut into small enough pieces to mix in and eat with the rice and broccoli mixture

Put 1 tbsp of olive oil in the skillet, put the seitan in, stir around coating the seitan with the oil

Add the 1 Tbsp of peanut butter while the skillet and seitan is still warming up so the peanut butter has a chance to melt and mix into the seitan thoroughly.

When the seitan begins to sizzle a little bit add the peanut sauce, I used San-J, hot sauce, and butter.

[The butter may not seem like an obvious ingredient but last time I made seitan hot wings it suggested I coated them with butter first, and it gave it a nice creamy coating.]

After everything in the skillet is mixed together add the soy milk, turn the heat down to low-medium and put the lid on, stirring occasionally for about 2.5 /3 minutes or until the rice and broccoli is finished being prepared.

I used the normal, rice, broccoli, seitan combo, and threw on a little more peanut sauce on top, I wished I would have had some peanuts to throw in there too… but I was clear out.  It’s a pretty similar recipe to the Tempeh recipe, but I prefer seitan over tempeh in most dishes… and I used more sauces.  I usually attempt to minimize the calories in my recipes, but I was just craving this weekend.  Wait and see what I post what I had for breakfast the next morning.

Oh, and I’m pretty sure no one really reads this, but I am going to move to Denver in about a month.  There are many more vegan places there, and I can’t wait to eat at all of them.  If anyone out there is a vegan in Denver, please get at me, I’d love to chat before I move!

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