Vegan General Tso’s Soy Curls

January 7, 2020
Article by Vegan Richa

General Tso’s Soy Curls! Easy weeknight stir fry with soy curls and veggies. Vegan General Tso’s Chicken. Gluten-free, Nut-free Recipe Jump to Recipe

This general tso’s Sauce + Soy Curls makes for an amazing weeknight meal. Soy curls are marinated in the from scratch homemade general tsos sauce mixture, then stir fried to crisp. Veggies added in along, and the rest of the marinade is then cooked down to thicken. Serve this easy stir fry with rice or noodles!

Soy curls absorb moisture differently and sauce amount preference also varies, so make another full or half back of the sauce and add more if needed.

Vegan General Tso Soy curls in a speckled bowl

Ingredients for general tso’s Soy curls

  • For the sauce you need, soy sauce or tamari, sugar, rice vinegar, mirin, toasted sesame oil, sambal oelek chili paste, ginger and garlic
  • For the stir fry you need soy curls, green onions, garlic, bell peppers, zucchini or carrots

How to make General Tso’s Soy curls stir fry

Mix the marinade. Add soy curls and mix and soak. Toss twice in between, Heat a skillet over medium hi heat.
Add oil. When hot, add garlic and green onion and toss for a few seconds
Fish out the soy curls from the marinade and add to the pan, cook for 4 to 5 mins to brown some edges. you can also toss the soy curls in cornstarch before using for crisping up the soy curls. Add the peppers and veggies and mix. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 2 mins

Soy curls in a grey skillet

Add 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to the marinade and mix well.
Add the sauce mixture to the pan and mix well. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 mins to thicken. Stir once in between. Also taste at the time to adjust flavor. Add salt, sugar, heat if needed.
Let sit covered for another min.
Serve with rice and blanched broccoli. garnish with green onions and fresh black pepper Vegegies and soy curls with general tsos sauce in grey skillet

Vegan General Tso Soy curls in a speckled bowl

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Vegan General Tso Soy curls in a speckled bowl

Vegan General Tso’s Soy Curls

General Tso’s Soy Curls! Easy weeknight stir fry with soy curls and veggies. Vegan General Tso’s Chicken. Gluten-free, Nut-free Recipe

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time35 mins

Total Time45 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: vegan general tsos chicken

Servings: 4

Calories: 170.96kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

General tso’s Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup warm water /veggie broth
  • 3 to 4 tbsp sugar or coconut sugar or other sweetener
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce use tamari to make gluten-free
  • 2 tsp mirin rice wine
  • 2 to 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek chile paste optional or sriracha or pepper flakes to taste
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves minced garlic

Stir fry:

  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions ,white portions as well, use greens for garnish
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 cup zuchini or carrots or other veggies
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • Mix the marinade. Add soy curls and mix and soak for 10-15 mins. Toss twice in between so all soy curls marinate well.

  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add oil. When hot, add garlic and green onion and toss for a few seconds.

  • Fish out the soy curls from the marinade and add to the pan, cook for 4 to 5 mins to brown some edges. (you can also toss the soy curls in cornstarch before using for extra crispyness). Add the peppers and veggies and mix. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 2 mins

  • Add 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to the remaining marinade and mix well.

  • Add the marinade sauce mixture to the pan and mix. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 mins to thicken. Stir once in between. Also taste at the time to adjust flavor. Add salt, sugar, heat if needed. Let sit covered for another min.

  • Serve with rice and blanched broccoli. garnish with green onions , toasted sesame seeds, and fresh black pepper.

Notes

More Saucy: For saucier, double the sauce, add in some more veggies if desired. Szechuan version:
Heat 2 tsp oil. add 1 tsp crushed schezuan peppercorns and cook until roasted.
Drain the oil into the marinade and use.
Nutrition is for 1 serve, does not include rice or noodles. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan General Tso’s Soy Curls

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170.96 Calories from Fat 16

% Daily Value*

Fat 1.73g3%

Saturated Fat 0.26g2%

Sodium 601.89mg26%

Potassium 193.29mg6%

Carbohydrates 22.53g8%

Fiber 5.58g23%

Sugar 11.68g13%

Protein 15.1g30%

Vitamin A 645.09IU13%

Vitamin C 40.34mg49%

Calcium 106.84mg11%

Iron 3.6mg20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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