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Saucy stir-fry soy curls and red bell peppers topped with sesame seeds and scallions. Served with white rice.

Easy Soy Curl & Vegetable Stir-Fry

  • Author: Nisha Melvani
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


Easy Soy Curl & Vegetable Stir-Fry is a healthy vegan meal loaded with plant-based protein. A quick & delicious weeknight dinner. Kid-approved.


  • 1 (8-ounce) packet soy curls
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
  • Drizzle of neutral flavored cooking oil
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 small red bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces

    For the sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark soy sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger


  1. Soak the soy curls in water to cover by about 2 inches for 10 minutes.
  2. Make the sauce: Add the tamari, rice vinegar, dark soy sauce, mirin, maple syrup, chili garlic sauce, and ginger to a medium bowl. Mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. Toss soy curls with cornstarch: Drain the soy curls well. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the cornstarch and toss until they are evenly coated.
  4. Cook soy curls: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the soy curls for about 7 minutes in batches until golden brown. Transfer to a dish and set aside.
  5. Cook vegetables: Add more oil to the skillet and heat over medium-high. Cook the shallots for about 2 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic, serrano, and bell pepper. Cook for about 4 minutes more, or until the bell pepper is just tender.
  6. Add the soy curls, and sauce. Cook for about 3 minutes more, or until the sauce starts to bubble. Serve with a grain of your choice.


I used Butler Soy Curls for this recipe. 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: soy curls, plant-based protein, vegan stir-fry, Asian-inspired vegan dinner