Plant-Based 'Chicken' Fried Rice

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When you’ve had a hard week at work, sometimes you just need a takeaway. Special fried rice is the stuff dreams are made of so we decided to smash out our own version! The flavours and textures are legit - proper vegan takeaway vibes. We’ve used our pal Derek Sarno’s mushroom pulling technique for the chicken - go give him a follow, he’s a vegan wizard. Don’t worry if you can’t find King Oysters Mushrooms - just get some Portobello’s, cut them into strips and roast them as the recipe specifies. This is such a tasty idea for a plant-based dinner or to have as a side dish as part of an asian feast.

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For the plant-based "Chicken"

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For the special Fried Rice

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp toasted sesame oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp curry powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 small carrot<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red bell pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>160g peas<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g sweetcorn<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp turmeric<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>150g silken tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 x 250g bag(s) of microwavable basmati rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>5g coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Sriracha sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 180°C | Baking tray | Mixing bowl | Wok | Microplane Grater

First, make the “chicken”

  • Cut the caps off the mushrooms and finely slice
  • “Pull” the stems of the mushrooms with two forks to create meaty “shreds”
  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil, chicken seasoning and chilli flakes to a mixing bowl and stir to combine
  • Add the pulled mushrooms to the bowl and toss to combine
  • Spread the prepared mushrooms out on a baking tray, put the tray in the oven and roast for 30 mins (turning halfway through)

While the “chicken” is roasting, prepare the veggies

  • Peel and grate the garlic
  • Trim and finely slice the spring onions
  • Trim, peel and finely dice the carrot
  • Halve, trim, core and dice the pepper
  • Defrost the peas
  • Open, drain and rinse the sweetcorn
  • Prepare the rice

Now, start to stir fry the veggies

  • Warm olive oil and sesame oil in a wok over a medium heat
  • Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the spring onions (saving a few slices for garnish) and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the carrot and pepper and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the peas and sweetcorn and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the maple syrup, turmeric and curry powder to the wok and stir for 30 seconds
  • Add the silken tofu to the pan and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the rice and fold for 1 minute | Finely chop the coriander
  • Take the mushrooms out of the oven, add them to the wok along with the soy sauce, dairy free butter, coriander and stir to combine

Time to serve

  • Serve the Vegan Chicken Special Fried Rice into bowls, garnish with spring onions, a squeeze of Sriracha and serve immediately
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