I made a batch of seitan today by combining a recipe from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and Veganomicon. Arron and Amy had told me about boiling their seitan in a turkey bag and I wanted to try it. One thing lead to another and my Successful Seitan recipe needed to be made into some lunch!
1 cup uncooked white quinoa
1 cup 1″ cubes of seitan
1 medium plantain
1 head broccoli, cut into florets
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 teaspoons olive oil
2 -4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
2 cups vegetable stock or reserved seitan stock
juice of 1 lime
Cut the plantain horizontally into 2 halves. Cook the 2 halves in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Cut plantain into cubes and with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil lightly saute plantain and seitan cubes in a skillet over medium heat. Stir around for 5 minutes or until a bit browned. Remove all cubes and transfer onto a paper-towel to pat down and get rid of any excess oil.
In the skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic then stir for a minute. Add quinoa and cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in 2 cups of vegetable or seitan stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
Stir the broccoli florets into the skillet with the quinoa. Season to taste, add the other teaspoon of olive oil and lime juice. Cook over medium heat for 2-5 minutes.