Vegan Chow Mein


I love Chinese food. When I make it myself, I can control the ingredients. This way I know it is truly healthy.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 serving


  • ¼ cup vegetable stock

  • 2 teaspoons liquid amino acids (such as Bragg®)

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable stock

  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil

  • 1 cup canned large lima beans

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ pound sweet onions (such as Vidalia®), sliced

  • 1 rib celery, sliced diagonally

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice


  1. Combine 1/4 cup vegetable stock, liquid amino acids, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a cup. Whisk cornstarch and 1 tablespoon vegetable stock together in a separate cup until smooth.

  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat; add lima beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook and stir beans until partially warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onions and celery, lower heat to medium, and cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are heated through and coated in oil, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Pour vegetable stock-liquid amino mixture over bean mixture and turn heat to high. Cover wok and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture into bean mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with brown rice.

Cook's Note:

You can use tofu in this recipe, if you'd like. I prefer beans to tofu.

Chickpeas can be substituted for the lima beans. Canola oil can be substituted for the peanut oil. Soy sauce can be substituted for the liquid aminos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
12g Fat
116g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 2454mg 107%
Total Carbohydrate 116g 42%
Dietary Fiber 20g 72%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 1183mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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