Asian Tempeh Stir-Fry

Skip the takeout menus and turn up the tempeh with this Asian-inspired stir fry. This recipe is abundant in antioxidant-rich colors, each offering its own unique health benefits. For instance, carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A — a nutrient required in energy metabolism and insulin secretion and cabbage contains powerful anthocyanins for brain and heart health.1

This tempeh dish also contains isoflavones, which can help reduce the risk of nerve damage, a common complication associated with diabetes.2 Plus, tempeh is rich in fiber to improve blood glucose control, immunity, feelings of fullness, and gastrointestinal health. For an energizing boost, pair this dish with a side of brown rice. This tasty dish "takes two to tempeh," so grab a friend or family member and enjoy!

Makes: 2 servings
Serving size: ½ stir fry mixture
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for Asian tempeh stir-fry

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage (purple and/or green)
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ cup snow peas
  • 8 oz tempeh

Simmer sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup low sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp honey

Optional side:

  • ½ cup brown rice

Directions for Asian tempeh stir-fry

  1. Slice tempeh into 1.5-inch cubic pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add shredded cabbage, thinly sliced carrots, and snow peas. Mix until fully combined.
  3. In a hot, oiled wok or pan on medium heat, add tempeh and cook until golden. Approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Add vegetable mixture to hot pan or wok. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Add simmer sauce and tempeh into vegetable mixture. Mix until fully incorporated. Cook for additional 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat. May serve on top of brown rice, if desired.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 406
  • carbohydrate: 42.5g
  • fat: 15g
  • fiber: 19g
  • potassium: 564mg
  • protein: 26.5g
  • saturated fat: 2.5g
  • sodium: 780mg
  • sugar: 14g

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.


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