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Broccoli and Beef with Steamed Rice

Egg rolls make a great appetizer or side dish, but they weren’t enough for Zach tonight.  Inspired to cook in an Asian style and wanting to use his brand new wok, he tried his hand at broccoli and beef, which turned out to be tasty and easy.

Makes 3 servings

12 oz. of beef tenderloin

4 cups of broccoli florets

2 large carrots

1/2 of one white onion

1/4 cup of water

4 tbs. of soy sauce

2 tbs. of oyster sauce

2 tbs. of vegetable oil

1 tbs. and 2 tsp. of corn starch

1 tbs. of brown sugar

1 tbs. of rice vinegar

1 tsp. of sesame oil

1 tsp. of sliced ginger

prepped

prepped

To prep the ingredients, first make a marinade with 1 tbs. of soy sauce, 1 tbs. of corn starch, the rice vinegar, and the sesame oil.  Slice the beef in 1/4″-thick slices, and marinade for 20 minutes.  Fill a medium-size sauce pot with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Blanche the broccoli florets for 2 minutes, then shock in ice water.  Julienne the carrots and chop the onion.

Heat the vegetable oil in a wok over high heat.  Saute the ginger first for 1 minute to activate the flavor.  Add the onion and saute for an additional minute.

Next, add the sliced beef and saute for 3 minutes.

The carrots are added next, to be sauteed for 2 minutes.

Add the broccoli last, and saute for 1 minute.

Mix together the water, remaining soy sauce, remaining corn starch, oyster sauce, and brown sugar.  Pour this into the wok, and cook for about 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened.  Remove the beef and vegetables from the wok with a slotted spoon, and serve with steamed rice in Arakawa Pottery.

• For the rice:

2 cups of washed jasmine rice

2 cups of water

Wash the rice with cold water until the water runs clear.  This is the key step that many people are unaware of; it removes the excess starch, and the result is fluffier rice that is not so sticky.  Combine the rice and water in a rice cooker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Posted on June 18, 2013, in Recipes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on lovelyseasonscomeandgo and commented:
    oh man this looks delicious

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