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Easy Vegan Meat Substitute

Super easy, delicious vegan meat substitute that's plant-based, whole-food, with no added oil. Healthy and tasty replacement!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 215 kcal


  • 2 cups cooked short grain rice
  • 12 oz sauteed sliced mushrooms saute until any moisture is gone
  • 12 oz tempeh cubed
  • 1/4 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 tbsp dried minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions.

  2. Saute the sliced mushrooms until they're brown, tender, and all the moisture has cooked off. They will release a lot of liquid as they cook, but add a little water or vegetable broth if needed.

  3. Cut the tempeh into 1-inch cubes. 

  4. Add the rice, mushrooms, tempeh, and the remaining ingredients to a large food processor. Pulse to get the ingredients combined, then process until evenly incorporated and finely chopped. It will all start sticking together.

  5. Use immediately or allow to stand for a few hours or overnight. Use in your favorite recipes.