Seitan Donburi with Unagi Sauce, easy stir fry, sample recipe from Robin Robertson's excellent cookbook, Quick Fix Vegan.
This recipe was inspired by two of Robin's favorite Japanese restaurant dishes, Unagi Sushi & Donburi. When we made it, our tasters were wild about it, and couldn't stop eating it! It is high in sodium, so we added a reduced sodium option.
Seitan Donburi Unagi featured on SV Blog, one of 10 High Protein Vegan Recipes!
Total Prep & Cook Time: 20 Min
Yield: 4 Servings
Nutrition Data, 257g Serving: 390 cal, 47g carb, 10g fat, 762mg sodium (see recipe ingredients for reduced sodium option), 5g fiber, 25g protein; low Cholesterol; good source Vit K, B6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin. Estimated glycemic load 22
We reduced the sodium by using 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 3 Tbsp unsalted vegetable broth.
We also reduced the acidity for our tender tummies. We used 1 Tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar (rice vinegar would be better, but we didn't have any) and 3 Tbsp broth in place of the mirin or sake. Then we only needed 1 Tbsp agave syrup.
Robin serves Seitan Donburi with cooked leafy greens such as stir-fried baby bok choy, and re-heated rice for a complete, quick and easy meal. We used brown rice, and thought this recipe would also be excellent over oriental noodles.
Since this recipe is so tasty, and storebought seitan isn't so cheap, try making your own homemade seitan. It's easy!
For lower carbs and glycemic index, use 1/2 the rice per serving. Actually, we thought this recipe could stretch to 6 servings, with a hefty side of mixed veggies.