Spicy Asparagus-Tempeh Stir-Fry

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prepare 3 cups cooked brown rice by using 1 large bag of boil-in-bag brown rice.


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup stir-fry and 3/4 cup brown rice)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 12 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 390
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 14.7 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 5.6 g
Protein 18.6 g
Carbohydrate 49.4 g
Fiber 8.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 745 mg
Calcium 104 mg


3/4 pound asparagus spears
3/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 (8-ounce) package multigrain tempeh (such as White Wave Five-Grain), thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 (6-ounce) package sliced shiitake mushrooms
3 cups hot cooked instant brown rice


Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cut spears diagonally into 2-inch pieces. Set aside.

Combine vegetable broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tempeh, and stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Remove tempeh from pan; set aside.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in same pan. Add garlic, red pepper, asparagus, and mushrooms to pan, and stir-fry 3 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add broth mixture; bring to a boil, and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Add tempeh, and cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over brown rice.


Cooking Light Superfast Suppers

January 2003