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Delicious Korean BBQ Tempeh Grain Bowl

Delicious Korean BBQ Tempeh Grain Bowl. If you’re a tempeh skeptic, you’ve probably never had the firm soy-based slabs slathered with a sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce. We give this easy BBQ tempeh combo a punch of umami with tamari and add a little heat courtesy of gochujang. It’s easy to put your own spin on this recipe.

Delicious Korean BBQ Tempeh Grain Bowl

Delicious Korean BBQ Tempeh Grain Bowl

Korean BBQ Tempeh Grain Bowl. If you’re a tempeh skeptic, you’ve probably never had the firm soy-based slabs slathered with a sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce.
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Calories 333 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup of water
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tbsp reduced-sodium tamari
  • 4 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 tbsp  1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 8 ounces tempeh, cut crosswise into 16 pieces
  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set a wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.
  • Whisk 1/4 cup water, 4 tablespoons vinegar and 1 tablespoon each tamari and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add cabbage and radishes and toss to combine. Set aside, tossing occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, 3 tablespoons each tamari and brown sugar, gochujang, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce, whisking constantly. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Pour half the sauce into a medium bowl and add tempeh; gently toss to coat. Transfer the tempeh to the prepared rack. Bake until the sauce is tacky, about 15 minutes. Return the tempeh to the bowl and add the remaining sauce. Gently toss to coat.
  • Divide rice among 4 bowls. Transfer the pickled vegetables to the bowls using a slotted spoon; drizzle with the liquid, if desired. Top with the tempeh and sprinkle with cilantro.

Notes

Variations: Use 3 cups of thinly sliced celery and carrots in place of the cabbage and radishes.
Instead of serving the tempeh and vegetables over rice, roll them up in softened spring roll wrappers.
Replace the tempeh with 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1/2-inch strips.

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