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Saucy stir-fry soy curls and red bell peppers topped with sesame seeds and scallions. Served with white rice.
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Soy Curl & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Easy Soy Curl & Vegetable Stir-Fry is a healthy vegan meal loaded with plant-based protein. A quick & delicious weeknight dinner. Kid-approved.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 181kcal


  • 8 ounces soy curls (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
  • Drizzle of neutral flavored cooking oil
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 serrano pepper 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 ½ tablespoons dark soy sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 ½ teaspoons maple syrup or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger


  • Soak the soy curls in water to cover by about 2 inches for 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. They are made with non-GMO whole soybeans grown without chemical pesticides, and readily available on Amazon.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1174IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg