Creamy and hearty - Make Brock's Lazy Boy No Chew Stew from Pokémon the movie! This recipe is dairy-free/vegan and entirely made from scratch. It is such a comforting and warming meal, perfect for the cozy season.
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Anime food! Recreate the food from Pokémon The First Movie
- Japanese Cream Stew
- Vegan (no animal products, dairy-free & no eggs)
- Quick and easy to make
- Comforting warming meal
- Makes a big batch perfect for feeding a crowd, or meal prep
🍲 What is Brock‘s stew?
Brock is a character from the Pokémon series and movie. In the first Pokémon movie, he makes this delicious-looking stew that many of us have seen in the movies and craved since then.
Even though Brock calls his meal „Lazy Boy No Chew Stew“ in the movie, it is a popular dish in Japan, known as „Cream Stew“. It is super easy to make!
There are roux cubes you can buy to make it, however, those contain dairy! Making a dairy-free creamy roux from scratch isn’t too complicated, and we show you how it’s done!
🇯🇵 What is Japanese Cream Stew?
Japanese Cream stew, also referred to as a white stew, is a popular Yōshoku dish consisting of traditional meat (chicken or pork), mixed vegetables, onion, carrot, and potato (and cabbage). It is cooked in a thick, creamy white roux.
🧑🏻🍳 How to make it vegan?
To make a vegan Japanese cream stew, we are swapping some of the animal products with vegan substitutes.
- For the chicken, this recipe uses vegan chicken pieces or strips cut into pieces (eg from Gardein or Daring)
- Instead of chicken broth, this recipe uses vegetable broth (or alternatively use vegan chicken broth)
- For the butter, this recipe simply uses vegan butter which you can usually get in every grocery store nowadays (or online)
- Instead of dairy products, this recipe uses oat milk and vegan cream cheese
More Pokémon and anime food
This is one of our first anime foods to share on this blog and a by-product of our Twitch Cooking Stream Series. We are planning to recreate and share more anime, gaming, and cartoon recipes in the future. If you have a specific idea or wish, you are welcome to share it with us below in the comment section or on our discord server!
Brock's Lazy Boy No Chew Stew
- kitchen knife to prepare and cut vegetables
- large pot, or dutch oven to cook stew
- saucepan to prepare roux
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 300 grams vegan chicken pieces (10.5 oz)
- ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 2 large gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 15 button mushrooms, sliced in half
- 250 grams broccoli, cut into small pieces (either fresh or frozen/defrosted) (8.8 oz)
- 600 mililiters vegetable broth (2 1⁄2 cups)
- 4 tablespoons vegan butter
- 5 heaping tablespoons flour (use gluten-free 1:1 for GF)
- 480 mililiters oat milk (2 cups)
- 4 tablespoons vegan cream cheese
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Simmer vegetables & vegan chicken
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Next, add vegan chicken strips and sauté until it begins to brown. Add carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms, and cook for two minutes. Then add vegetable broth and reduce the heat to low. Simmer until the vegetables soften.
- Optional step after simmering vegetables and vegan chicken: Remove surface fats by degreasing them, afterward add prepared roux.
Prepare roux from scratch
- While the stew is simmering, make the roux. Melt vegan butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, spoon by spoon, and whisk constantly, making sure no big lumps are formed. Once all flour is incorporated let the mixture bubble up shortly. Then, while constantly whisking slowly add in the oat milk. Make sure the splash of oat milk is incorporated before adding more. When the mixture begins to thicken, reduce the heat to low. Add the cream cheese and cook for 10 minutes, still whisking regularly. Remove from the heat.
- Add the roux to the stew and stir to fully incorporate it. Increase the heat to medium and add the broccoli. Bring to a boil and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, serve and enjoy!
The provided nutritional information is an estimate. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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