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Steamed Vegetables With Garlic Sauce [Vegan]

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When you get Chinese food, always get the sauce on the side. This bit of wisdom has made a great impact on my physical health. Instead of sitting down to a plate of soggy vegetables drowning in sauce, I pick up a piece of broccoli with a fork and dip it into the garlic sauce.
And guess what? Not only did I save hundreds of calories, I could actually taste the vegetables! Imagine that.

Steamed Vegetables With Garlic Sauce [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


  • 3 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. agave nectar
  • 3 Tbs. gluten-free tamari
  • 3 tsp. mirin
  • 1-2 tsp. chili sauce
  • ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. arrowroot powder (or cornstarch) + 1 ½ Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. peanut oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Steamed vegetables of your choice
  • Brown rice


  1. Combine the vinegar, agave, tamari, mirin, chili sauce and sesame oil in a bowl. Whisk well.
  2. Combine the arrowroot and water in another bowl or cup and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and add the garlic. Cook until the garlic starts to become fragrant.
  4. Add the sauce mixture into the saucepan and let it come to a boil. Add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and cook on low to medium heat until the sauce thickens.
  5. Serve with steamed vegetables and brown rice.

Nutritional Information

Total from sauce (without rice and vegetables) Calories: 269 | Total Carbs: 19 g | Total Fat: 20 g | Total Protein: 6 g | Total Sodium: 2,940 mg | Total Sugar: 16 g





When Rhea became vegan, there were no places in her Bronx neighborhood to eat so she had to learn to cook, mostly by watching TV cooking shows, especially Christina Pirello and Rachael Ray.  That led to the creation of The "V" Word website which focuses on vegan versions of favorite, familiar foods. Rhea has written several e-cookbooks which are available on her web site. It is Rhea's hope that she can spread the "V" Word to bring more compassion into the world and it is her dream to become the vegan Rachael Ray.



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18 comments on “Steamed Vegetables With Garlic Sauce [Vegan]”

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VegGirl Connie
3 Years Ago

I hope they grow back all veggie like ;) Thanks for the recipe! Numnumnum

Amanda Colombani
3 Years Ago

Jay Elena

Lolly Galvin
3 Years Ago

Megan Lindsey our kinda recipe

Leah Falik Munson
3 Years Ago

thanks for sharing all these delicious dishes xo

Lisa King Arnold
3 Years Ago

I made this dish Friday night!! Love it! Had a little garlic sauce left over so we used it in a veggie stir fry last night, too! :). Thanks for all your great recipes!!

Lucy Ann Maher
3 Years Ago

Philip Jones

LA Reilly
3 Years Ago

THANK YOU for the recipe!

Line Andersen
3 Years Ago

Christine mmmmh mad!

Christine Davidsen
27 May 2014


Isaac De La Torre
3 Years Ago

Save yourself the trouble and money and just cook your own Chinese food :)

Colleen Lewis
4 Years Ago

Once again you guys are AMAZING!!!


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