Honey Garlic "Chicken" Soy Curls
Honey Garlic "Chicken" Soy Curls
Honey Garlic "Chicken" Soy Curls

Honey Garlic "Chicken" Soy Curls

Chef’s Inspiration

Honey Garlic "Chicken" Soy Curls on Garlic Cauliflower Quinoa Rice with Raw Sesame Slaw

Taking this common dish found at most North Americanized Chinese restaurants and making it plant-based. Soy curls provide a similar "chicken" texture providing fibre and protein to this dish, I like off setting the sweet with some savoury quinoa cauliflower rice.

Preparation

Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Build your own rice bowl by carefully cutting open eat bag and layer your bowl beginning with rice followed by slaw and topped with soy curls allowing the heat from the rice and soy curls to remove some of the chill off the slaw. Sprinkle with crispy shallots.

Nutritional Highlights

This dish is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins (A, B complex, C, K), and iron. The superfood quinoa is rich in protein, fibre, omega-3 fats, minerals, and phytonutrients. Soy Curls are made from non-GMO, whole soybeans without chemical pesticides, preservatives, or additives.

Protein: Quinoa is a complete protein and provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth & development. 

Fibre: The vegetables, nuts, and grains in this dish provide fibre that feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations. 

Vitamin A: This dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Kale is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Cabbage is rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health).

Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Cabbage, kale, and sugar snap peas are excellent sources of Vitamin C.  

Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process. Cabbage and sugar snap peas provide excellent sources of vitamin K. Kale is the top source of vitamin K.

Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as Soy Curls and quinoa will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body