Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe is from Vegetarian Times (March 2010). I wanted to post it here because it's really good! My college makes a great version for us veggies.
- 4 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons rice vinegar, divided
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or 1 tablespoon tamari
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced (4 tsp.)
- 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, cut into half-inch cubes
- 1 (12 ounce) package green beans, frozen
- 1⁄3 cup roasted unsalted cashews
- Whisk together hoisin sauce, 2 teaspoons rice vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup water in small bowl. Set aside.
- Heat skillet or wok over medium heat. Add oil, then ginger and garlic.
- Stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until garlic turns pale gold.
- Add tempeh and hoisin sauce mixture to pan. Stir to coat tempeh. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 2 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
- Stir in green beans. Cover, and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, or until beans are hot, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar.
- Serve topped with cashews.
I wanted to love this, but we just didnt'. The green beans were kind of sweet and we didn't care for them (I used fresh green beans that were blanched and frozen in the past). I did add bamboo shoots, sliced button mushrooms and a shredded carrot which were all tasty though. Served it over rice and it did come together quite quickly. Glad we tried it.