Vegan Italian Pesto Stir Fry

October 24, 2019
This meal was born out of having lot of excess, random ingredients in my fridge, Honestly, for the pesto sauce, you can use any green herb such as parsley, basil, rocket, chives, in any variety. It tastes great. I will outline what I used for this particular variation.
Italian stir fry

Vegan Italian Pesto Stir Fry

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  • 1 packet Black Rice
  • Half Broccoli
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • Half Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • Half pack Tofu
  • 1 pack Basil
  • Half Pack Rocket
  • Handful Parsely
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Cube Veg Stock
  • 1 packet Black Rice
  • Half Broccoli
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • Half Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • Half pack Tofu
  • 1 pack Basil
  • Half Pack Rocket
  • Handful Parsely
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Cube Veg Stock
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Directions

1. Cook the black rice, as shown on the packet. Add a cube of vegetable stock to ensure it absorbs flavor.
2. Chop up the onion and 2 garlic cloves, frying them off on a medium heat in a large, high sided frying pan. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
3. Chop up the broccoli, pepper, and any other veg. Add them to the pan and season again.
4. Cut up the tofu into small pieces, and fry in a separate pan on a high heat. Season once they begin sizzling, and cook until they are crispy.
5. In a blender, add the basil, rocket, parsley, yeast, salt, pepper, with the garlic at the top. Add 2 tablespoons of water from the boiling rice, and a glug of olive oil. Blend until smooth and bright green.
6. Drain the rice and add to the pan, pouring the sauce on top. Stir to combine, and season again if necessary.

Also by Eli: Vegan Tonkotsu Ramen With Tofu
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Eli is a songwriter and music producer, with a background in film making. Having discovered the vegan lifestyle 4 years ago, he has passionate about sharing plant-based recipes ever since. His philosophy is that nobody is perfect. Everyone wants to reduce their negative impact on the world, and his aim is to make that easy and fun for anyone who wants to try.

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