Dinner, Lunch

Vegan Beef with Broccoli and Rice

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® Dual Heat Air Fry Oven
  • Prep Time: 14 mins
  • Total time: 32 mins
  • Skill Medium
  • Serves 4 people

Vegan Beef with Broccoli and Rice


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soy

Recipe tags


  • 1 no-beef bouillon cube or 1 teaspoon powder or paste
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups dried soy chunks or curls
  • 2/3 cup no-beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 5 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Cooked brown or white rice, as desired
  • 3 green onions, sliced on a bias, for topping
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for topping

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  • Step 1

    Install SearPlate in the bottom level of the unit, then close the door. Select AIR ROAST, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Press the setting dial to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, dissolve one bouillon cube in the boiling water. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, garlic powder, and soy chunks to the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    To make the sauce, add no-beef broth, remaining soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic, ground ginger, sesame oil, pepper, and red pepper flakes to a large bowl and whisk until combined.

  • Step 4

    Add the broccoli to the sauce and toss to evenly coat. Remove the soy chunks from the large bowl and squeeze to remove any excess liquid.

  • Step 5

    When unit has preheated, open door and use oven mitts to remove SearPlate and place it on top of oven. Using a slotted spoon, transfer broccoli to the SearPlate and reserve the marinade. Then add the soy curls to the SearPlate. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat.

  • Step 6

    Reinstall the SearPlate in the bottom level of the unit. Close door to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    While the vegetables cook, prepare the marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and water until evenly combined. Transfer the reserved marinade to a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then whisk in the prepared corn starch slurry until dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low and season with salt and pepper as desired. Cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove SearPlate from oven with oven mitts. Drizzle the soy curls and broccoli with the prepared marinade and toss to evenly coat. Serve over a bed of rice and top with green onions and sesame seeds.