As a veggie-lover who’s hankering for the lip-smacking goodness of ribs, fear not! Vegetarian ribs, a scrumptious and gratifying alternative, will whisk you away from those meaty memories. Made from plant-based ingredients, these ribs are easy to prepare and bursting with flavor.
Whether you’re looking to impress your friends at a barbecue or simply craving a hearty meal, vegetarian ribs are the way to go. In this guide, We will take you through the step-by-step process of making this delicious vegetarian ribs dish to treat your family.
Preparation: 10 minutes – Processing: 20 minutes – Difficulty: Easy
- Vegetarian ribs: 4 pieces
- Onion: 1 piece
- Green onion: 2 branches
- Garlic: 2 cloves
- Chili sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
- Vegetarian seasoning: 1 teaspoon
- Cooking oil: 110 ml
- Sugar: 2 teaspoons
How to buy good vegetarian ribs
When choosing to purchase vegetarian ribs, it is important to carefully inspect their color and scent. Fresh vegetarian ribs should have a natural white color and no signs of mold, and should not emit any musty or unpleasant odors when smelled.
It is also important to check the packaging when buying vegetarian ribs. Be sure to check the expiration date, ensure the packaging is intact and not torn, and look for any abnormal signs inside the packaging.
1. Prepare ingredients
First, purchase the vegetarian ribs and place them in a bowl, then soak them in 200ml of water for approximately 30 minutes until they become soft. Once they are softened, remove them from the water and drain them.
Next, peel the onion and garlic, slice the onion into thin, long strips, and mince the garlic. Lastly, wash the scallions and cut them into small pieces.
2. Frying ribs
Place a pan on the stove and heat 100ml of cooking oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add 4 vegetarian ribs to the pan and fry for 7-10 minutes until both sides are golden. Then, turn off the heat and transfer the ribs to a plate.
It is important not to over-fry the ribs until they become too crispy and hard, as this will make them tough during the cooking process. To ensure the ribs are evenly crispy while frying, it’s recommended not to use too little oil.
3. Making the sauce
Next, place another pan on the stove and add 2 teaspoons (10ml) of cooking oil and 2 teaspoons of sugar over low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved and turned yellow, add 2 minced garlic cloves to the pan. Then, add 1 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, and 150ml of filtered water. Stir well and cook for 3-5 minutes.
4. Poached ribs
After the sauce boils again, add the 4 fried vegetarian ribs and poach for 5 minutes. Next, add 1 tablespoon of chili sauce and let it poach for 10-13 minutes on low heat until the sauce thickens. Then, add 1 chopped onion and scallions, stir for another 2 minutes. Finally, season to taste, turn off the stove and transfer to a plate.
5. Finished product
In conclusion, making vegetarian ribs is easier than you might think, and the result is a dish that is both flavorful and satisfying. By following the simple steps of poaching and frying, and by paying attention to the details of selecting and preparing the ingredients, you can create a dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. The combination of tender and juicy ribs with a savory and spicy sauce is sure to please even the most discerning palate. So why not give it a try and add some excitement to your family’s dinner tonight?
Reference: Dien May Xanh