Gardein makes some great mock meat meals that are pretty high in protein and tasty. They have recently started selling some gardein beef tips at a nearby whole foods. Michael really likes them, and after I made this recipe said it was the kind of thing we should make once a week. Our version of meatloaf.
This recipe should make enough for 4 people.
In a saucepan, start preparing 2 cups wild rice. I think its the standard 1 cup water for every 1/2 cup rice and it cooks for about 40 minutes.
About 20 minutes into the rice, chop up:
1/2 a red pepper
6-8 broccoli crowns
6 brussle sprouts (or some cabbage finely sliced might work as a good stand in)
5-7 asparagus tips
2 scallions (or 1/4 cup finely diced onions)
3 or 4 cloves of garlic
Combine these and a bag of the gardein beef tips into a frying pan with a few tbsps olive oil, cover, and saute them for about 10-13 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the vegetables soften, it is done.
The next step can be done in one of two ways.
You can put some of the wild rice on a plate, top with the veggie mix, and then drizzle some ginger sauce on it (the kind I mentioned in this post).
Or, combine everything in a large bowl and pour on maybe 1/4 cup of the ginger sauce (not so much that its soupy, but enough that it coats everything) and mix well.