Introduction: Vegetarian Turkey
Want a vegetarian turkey you can serve on thanksgiving that's like a Tofurkey? Want to make it yourself?
The this turkey is for you! This recipe uses vital wheat gluten to get a nice meaty texture and along with some spices and a rice stuffing, even the non-veggies will say "Yum!"
Step 1: Ingredients
For this you will need the following
2 cups of vital wheat gluten
2 cups of veggie broth
3 tbsp rosemary
3 tbsp thyme
1 tbsp seasoned salt (or garlic powder, onion powder etc.)
1 bag of wild rice (about 2 cups)
Step 2: Cook Rice
First you want to cook the wild rice in a rice cooker, if you don't have a rice cooker, get creative with the stove!
Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients
Mix the spices and the wheat gluten together until well mixed. Add more spices as you want.
Step 4: Add Broth and Knead
Next add the broth to the dry mix. Knead it around until its all wet.
Step 5: Stuff the Gluten
Next you want to get your stuffing into the gluten. For this we are using cooked rice, you could of course use any thing else, but i feel the rice adds a healthy bit to this dish.
Step 6: Boil the Loafs
Next start some broth of soy sauce and molasses (2 tbsp of each) in about 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Place your loaf in the water and let simmer for around an hour. They will grow and get puffy.
Step 7: Bake the Loaf
Next you want to bake the loaf. At this point you could freeze it and wait to bake it. Otherwise it will take you about an hour to bake the loaf. Drizzle the loaf with olive oil and add some root veggies around it if you wish
Bake for about an hour or until crisp at 350 degrees.
Step 8: Serve
And that's about it, The loaf after baking is done. Serve with regular thanksgiving fixins' like gravy, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce
For more great vegan recipes for thanksgiving check out our guide.
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