Get creative with your quarantine cravings - Vegan meal recipes

We all know and love that Wok Fresh meals are convenient and ready to enjoy from the heat resistant pouches. But why not get creative in quarantine and try adding new ingredients to shake up your meals? Pack with flavours and spices, and loaded with vegetable and grains, Wok Fresh meals make great bases for meal time.   

Read on to discover your new favourite easy-to-make vegan recipes!   

Since our meals are already 1.5 servings, throwing in these additions can spread your meals over two sittings or they can make great sharing dishes with your family or roommates! Alternatively, use your leftover Wok Fresh meals as a great flavour base for new recipes.   

These are ingredients we have on hand but feel free to get creative and swap out ingredients for whatever you can find in your pantry. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Share your creations with us at #wokonthewildside.

1) Thai green curry with coconut-flavoured seitan:

In this recipe, we will be using seitan to make coconut-marinated seitan, which we will add to Wok Fresh’s rehydrated green thai curry.   

What is seitan? Seitan is made from wheat gluten. It is a great alternative to chicken for vegans, as it is a good source of protein.

Ingredients required for coconut-marinated seitan:

  • 450 grams seitan 
  • ½ can coconut milk 
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or siracha
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves 
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated (approx. 2” piece ginger root)     
  • 1tsp ground coriander 
  •  ½ tsp salt Pinch of black pepper

Step 1: Combine and mix all these ingredients other than the seitan to make a marinade, then add the seitan to the mixture and refrigerate overnight or for a minimum of two hours.   

Step 2: Then rehydrate the thai green curry as per instructions on the pouch and cook the seitan until it reaches the temperature of rest of the dish, as it is already pre cooked. Remember to keep it moist.   

Step 3: Add the prepared seitan to the rehydrated curry, and enjoy this scrumptious dish!  

2) The original fried rice balls:

If you have leftovers of the original fried rice and are looking for something to snack on, we suggest trying the crunchy rice balls recipe below!

Ingredients required:

  • 3 cups leftover Wok Fresh fried rice, slightly warmed 
  • 6 tablespoons chickpea flour 
  • 3/4 cup chickpea flour 
  • Flax Egg: 2.5 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 5 Tbsp warm water 
  • 1.5 cups of almond milk + 1/3 cup of chickpea flour (we will use this as the egg wash, instead of eggs as it is a great vegan substitute) 
  • 1 cup of vegan breadcrumbs or panko 
  • Oil for frying 
  • Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping

Step 1: To make flax egg, just mix together the ground flax and warm water, let it sit for 5 min to thicken. Mix in the flax egg into the warmed fried rice with 6 tablespoons of chickpea flour; stir to combine well    

Step 2: Then form balls out of the above mixture and place them on a tray. Refrigerate the tray with the balls for at least 30 minutes.   

Step 3: Now put together a breading station. In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk and chickpea flour until no clumps are left, then put breadcrumbs into a separate small dish.   

Step 4: Dip each fried rice ball in the almond milk mix, then roll in the breadcrumbs until well coated.   

Step 5: Heat vegetable oil to 375°F. Fry the coated rice balls until golden brown and crispy.   

Step 6: Drain on a baking rack lined with paper towels.   

Step 7: Serve immediately with Thai sweet chili sauce!

3) Tom Yum rice soup with tofu and zucchini noodles:

In the mood to eat something to keep you warm and nourished this fall? We have a nutritious Tom Yum rice soup recipe just for you.

Ingredients required:   

  • Wok Fresh Tom Yum rice 
  • 1 Zucchini, spiralized 
  • 40oz pan-fried firm tofu

Step 1: Add two cups of boiling water to the Tom Yum rice and then add the tofu to it and let it cook for 20 minutes. Until all the vegetables rehydrate the tofu cooks sufficiently.   

Step 2: To serve, place zucchini noodles in a bowl & ladle warm Tom yum rice soup over. Enjoy!

We hope these soup, snack and main course recipes keep you satiated, and make spending time in quarantine a little easier. Happy cooking and let us know below if you have any other exciting ways to elevate your dining experience with our Wok Fresh meals!  

Ruya Rangara

Marketing @ Wok Fresh