Have you had Gardein’s Beefless Tips? They are so. Very. Delicious. Tonight, the boy was craving broccoli and beefless tips, and I was too sick/tired to cook anything that I had planned, so he won. We had some wild rice blend kicking around, a mix of wild rice, red rice, and brown rice. I also decided that some peppery daikon sprouts would offset all that earthiness nicely, and it really worked well. These sprouts are gorgeous, perfect, tiny little leaves in purple and green. They taste just like daikon too. Which is awesome, by the way, if you haven’t had it. Just like a radish.
Lemon-Garlic Beefless Tips and Broccoli with Wild Rice and Daikon Sprouts
1 package Gardein Beefless Tips, or any fake beef
1 1/3 cups wild rice mix
1 head broccoli, florets and young stems, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 small red onion, diced
6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
2 tsp lemon pepper
1 tbsp tamari
1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp vegan butter
1/2 cup daikon sprouts
Get the rice going in your cooker, or according to directions on the stove. About five minutes before the rice is set to be done and you have everything mise en place, add the vegan butter, lemon pepper, tamari, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and broccoli. Stir, add a splash of water if it’s looking dry, and put the lid back on. In a hot, oiled skilled, add red onion and beefless tips. Cook, turning a few times, until the onion is browning and the beefless tips are browned on all sides. Add garlic, cook for one minute. Push beefless tips off to the side of the pan, leaving most of the garlic and onion in the center of the pan. By now, the rice and broccoli should be ready, so add them to the center of your pan with the onions and garlic, and stir them in, trying not to mix in the tips. Serve by placing a quarter of the rice and broccoli mix under a quarter of the beefless tips, and top with a quarter of the sprouts. Or more. You can’t really have too many sprouts, you know.