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Mock Roast Pork/Seitan Roast Pork (Mi Can Xa Xiu)

I love seitan and have touted its versatility as a tasty meat substitute in earlier posts.  I’ve shared the basic seitan recipe and the one below is essentially the same except for two things:  1) we add soy sauce to the water to give it color and saltiness 2) we use a bit more baking powder to give it a […]

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Seitan, fresh lemongrass and spicy curry powder makes this one fragrant and delicious meat-free dish!

Curry Lemongrass Seitan Stir-Fry (Mi Can Xao Xa Ot)

It looks like chicken but is actually seitan (mock meat, also called wheat meat).  Seitan is so easy to make and so versatile as a substitute for meat.  In this dish we combine pan fried seitan strips with fresh lemongrass and spicy curry powder to make a super simple and super tasty vegetarian dish.  Whoever said being vegetarian meant […]

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Pan-Fried Seitan (Mock Meat) (Mi Can Chien) - Healthy and Easy To Make | recipe from runawayrice.com

Seitan: Mock Meat (Mi Can)

If you’re on the quest for vegetarian options, you may be interested in trying Seitan, a meat alternative made from wheat gluten.  Seitan isn’t new; it’s been around for over two thousand years with origins in China.  With its mild taste, chewy texture and high protein content, it’s a great substitute for meat.  Like tofu, it’s really easy to […]

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Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir Fry (Dau Hu Xao Sot Chua Ngot)

Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir-Fry (Dau Hu Xao Sot Chua Ngot)

Most of my favorite dishes are sans meat and given the choice, I will pick a meat-free dish the majority of the time.  And so, I am always looking for delicious and easy to make vegetarian dishes.  My love of veggies and stir-frying makes this Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir-Fry one of my go-to dishes. […]

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Vegetarian  Spring Rolls

Vegetarian Fresh Spring Rolls (Bi Cuon Chay)

I love these vegetarian spring rolls even more than the meaty version with pork and shrimp. These refreshing rolls are a vegetarian’s delight with jicama, yams, carrots, tofu and bean thread noodle tossed in fragrant roasted rice powder.  If you’ve never had roasted rice powder, this is a wonderful recipe for you to be introduced […]

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Vegetarian Cabbage Slaw (Goi Chay) - Delicious and Crispy Asian Salad | recipe from runawayrice.com

Vegetarian Cabbage Slaw (Goi Chay)

This Vegetarian Cabbage Slaw (Goi Chay) is the meat-free version of the popular Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad.  I make it using pan-cooked (not fried!) tofu.  It’s a quick and delicious salad I make often for potlucks and casual get-togethers. Don’t skimp on the herbs–it’s what makes this salad so fragrant and refreshing! Watch the video […]

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Cellophane Noodle Veggie Stir Fry (Bun Tau Xao) - Vegetarian and Gluten-Free | recipe from runawayrice.com

Cellophane Noodle Veggie Stir Fry (Bun Tau Xao)

This tasty recipe for Cellophane Noodle Veggie Stir Fry (Bun Tau Xao) is gluten-free and loaded with healthy veggies and hearty noodles.  In my recipe I use bean thread noodle which is made from mung beans.  You can use other wheat-free noodles made from potato or tapioca starch as well.

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Gluten-Free Soy Dipping Sauce | recipe from runawayrice.com

Gluten-Free Soy Dipping Sauce (Nuoc Cham Xi Dau)

This recipe is a great vegetarian alternative to dipping sauces made with fish sauce. I use a gluten-free tamari which I find has a smoother, mellower taste than traditional soy sauce. This recipe uses ingredients similar to my fish sauce dipping sauce but I substitute rice wine vinegar for the distilled vinegar. Rice wine vinegar is sweeter […]

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