Vibrant with spices and savory sauces, fresh vegetables, tofu, and beans, Asian dishes are a vegetarian's dream. Dive into these recipes inspired by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Indian cuisine.
Shiitake mushrooms, edamame, scallions, and egg are fried up with brown rice and seasoned with ginger and lime juice. Serve this vegetarian fried rice as a main dish or alongside a tofu stir-fry.
Roll up red bell pepper, beets, carrot, daikon, cucumber, and radish sprouts in delicate rice-paper wrappers and serve with a tangy ginger-soy dipping sauce. These can be prepared a few hours in advance, or you can let your guests have fun making their own spring rolls.
Japanese eggplant and shiitake mushrooms are steamed until tender and dressed in a peanut sauce flavored with ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve this Asian-inspired vegetarian main dish over jasmine rice, brown rice, or noodles.
It takes only 20 minutes to whip up this easy vegetarian main dish of whole-wheat spaghetti, snow peas, carrots, and tofu coated with a sweet and tangy Asian-style peanut sauce.
Stir-fry minced garlic and fresh ginger together to release their fragrance before adding baked tofu to the pan. Red and yellow bell peppers and scallions make the stir-fry colorful and satisfying.
Butternut squash, red adzuki beans, tofu, brown rice, and your choice of leafy greens such as kale, chard, or beet greens are perfectly seasoned with a drizzle of miso-ginger dressing. Serve this extraordinarily nutritious Japanese-inspired dish with an assortment of condiments: grated daikon radish, dried seaweed, umeboshi plums, and gomaisho (a blend of toasted sesame seeds and sea salt).
This easy, satisfying meal is created entirely in a rice cooker! Steam brown rice with dried shiitake mushrooms, ginger, garlic, and a dried chile, then stir in baby spinach, cilantro, scallions, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil just before serving.
Dress Japanese somen noodles in a snappy dressing of grated ginger, lime zest, and rice-wine vinegar, and top with scallions and roasted peanuts. Somen noodles are available in the Asian section of many supermarkets; or you may substitute vermicelli or thin spaghetti.
Dried shiitake mushrooms, soba noodles, and shredded cabbage make a deliciously savory filling for this vegetarian stand-in for sushi rolls. Once you reconstitute the dried mushrooms, be sure to save the soaking liquid to form the flavorful base for the tangy dipping sauce.
This version of the classic vegetarian stir-fry combines cubes of firm tofu with broccoli, bok choy, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, and baby corn. Give the tofu a savory flavor by marinating it in a mixture of vegetable broth, soy sauce, mirin, and chile paste.