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Revive your recipes with Gardein’s plant-based products

Bring excitement back to your favourite recipes by swapping the meat for Gardein’s delicious plant-based products – try out this recipe for mandarin chick’n and vegetable fried rice.

Gardein plant-based meat alternatives | Make this recipe for plant-based mandarin chick’n and vegetable fried rice

Serves 2

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Lately, we’ve all been spending time reacquainting ourselves with our kitchens and leveling up our cooking game. After all of the hours we’ve spent perfecting our favourite recipes, they can begin to feel a little tired. When things start to get dull in the kitchen, it might be time to cheat – on meat, that is.

Rather than ditching your tried and true recipes, jolt them back to life with an exciting switcheroo. Swap out the meat in exchange for a plant-based products like Gardein’s meat alternatives – you’ll shake up your routine and fight that daily humdrum.

On Sundays, boost up your brunch with Gardein’s plant-based Maple Breakfast Saus’age Patties; on pasta nights, tuck into spaghetti and Meatless Meatballs; and on fish Fridays, feast on Fishless Filets with tangy slaw.

Cut back on your meat consumption and enjoy a more flexible lifestyle with plant-based products that taste delicious and have a delectable texture. *Canada’s number one choice when it comes to frozen meat alternatives, Gardein offers a wide range of products to replace chicken, pork, beef and even fish.

Cooking with Gardein’s plant-based products even once a week can be enough to get out of your rut and break the cycle of monotony. Take the cheating challenge and trade meat for Gardein’s delicious plant-based meat alternatives in your favourite recipes, once a week.

Looking for something completely new? Try the recipe below for crispy mandarin chick’n and vegetable fried rice.

Find Gardein products in the frozen section at your local grocery store, including Whole Foods, Walmart, Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Longo’s.

To learn more and for more recipes, head to gardein.ca.

Are you a cheater? Find out by visiting gardein.ca to take a personality quiz and be matched with the product you should be having a food affair with.

*By participating in the quiz the first 5,000 participants will receive a $1 off coupon to help them switch things up in the kitchen with Gardein. You can also enter yourself to win a year’s supply of Gardein products, so you can cheat anytime.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Gardein Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange nuggets
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow zucchini
  • 1 cup diced green zucchini
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup cooked white or brown rice, cooled
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Method

  1. Prepare Gardein Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange nuggets according to package directions; toss nuggets in sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in wok or skillet set over high heat; cook yellow zucchini, green zucchini and onion for 2 to 3 minutes or until starting to brown in spots. Stir in garlic and ginger; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until well coated.
  3. Stir in rice; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until rice is heated through. Stir in soy sauce.
  4. Divide between 2 bowls and top with Gardein Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange nuggets. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.
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