Instant Pot Seitan ( Stovetop Instructions Included )
Make seitan from scratch using the instant pot ! Easy to make, versatile & only requires 6 ingredients. Stovetop instructions included.
Servings 4 people
In a large mixing bowl, add in the vital wheat gluten, whole wheat flour, nutritional yeast, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir until well mixed.
Add in the soy sauce together with 1 cup of water. Mix until well combined. The dough should be moist but not sticky. Add more flour or water, if needed.
From here, you can choose to knead the dough for 15-30 seconds for a more tender seitan, and up to 1 minute if you prefer it to be tougher.
Form the dough into a log and wrap it with aluminum foil or a cheesecloth loosely.
Cooking in the instant pot
Place 1 cup of water into the inner pot. Insert a steamer basket / tray and place the dough in.
Place the lid on and make sure that the vent is set to the sealing position. Cook at high pressure for 40 minutes.
When the timer goes off, let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
Let the seitan cool down slightly before removing it from the pot.
Steaming on stovetop
Fill a large pot / pan with a few inches of water. Insert a steaming basket / tray in and bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
Place the seitan into the steaming basket.
Let it steam for 20 minutes. Then, carefully flip it and steam for another 20-25 minutes, or until it is firm. You can cut it down the middle to check for doneness.
*Whole wheat flour can be substituted for chickpea flour, soy flour or all purpose flour.
To make it keto-friendly, use more vital wheat gluten in place of the whole wheat flour.
Seitan can be kept in the fridge for 1 week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze, simply portion it out into chunks and store them in zip lock bags. You can also freeze the whole log.
Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg