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Congee

with Black Pepper Tempeh & Asparagus

dinner

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SERVINGS
2 6
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
620
FAT
20g
CARBOHYDRATES
101g
PROTEIN
27g

MAIN INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 oz fresh ginger
  2. ¾ cup sushi rice
  3. 1 can coconut milk
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1 scallion
  6. 6 oz asparagus
  7. 1 Thai chile
  8. 8 oz tempeh
  9. 1 lime
  10. 1 tbsp agave
  11. 3 tbsp vegetable oil*
  12. Salt and pepper*
  13. *Not Included
  14. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Allergens: soy, tree nuts
Nutrition

TOOLS

  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Small saucepan with lid

INSTRUCTIONS

1
Cook the rice

Peel and halve the ginger. Slice half into coins, and mince the other half. Add just the sliced ginger, sushi rice, coconut milk, 1½ cups water, and a pinch of salt to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is creamy, about 15 to 20 minutes.

2
Prepare the produce

Peel and mince the garlic. Thinly slice the scallion, keeping the greens and whites separate. Cut the asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Mince the Thai chile. Crumble the tempeh into a medium bowl.

3
Brown the tempeh

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Add the crumbled tempeh and cook until golden brown and crisp in places, tossing occasionally, about 4 to 5 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Transfer the black pepper tempeh to a plate.

4
Spice it up

Return the skillet to medium-high heat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil, the minced ginger, minced garlic, just the scallion whites, and as much minced Thai chile as you’d like. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds, then add the cut asparagus. Cook until crisp-tender, about 1 to 2 minutes, then return crispy tempeh to the skillet and toss to combine.

5
Season the rice

Halve the lime. Add the just half the lime juice and the agave to the cooked rice. Cut the remaining lime half into wedges. Taste the rice and adjust seasoning with salt.

6
Serve

Scoop the coconut rice into shallow bowls and top with the black pepper tempeh, scallion greens, and lime wedges. Bon appétit!