We occasionally have chinese take-out for dinner. After so much turkey at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas we splurge on a night of chinese takeout to break up the dining routine during the holidays. I always order waaaayyyy too much food and thus leftovers are a given. What to do with all that leftover fried rice? Well, I make a mean beef stir fry.
It’s really easy……I purchase pre-cut beef round, add some vegetables, usually what I have in the refrigerator, and I am ready to go with a meal in minutes.
Beef Round (pre-sliced into strips)
Red onion and broccoli florets
Broccoli & onions into a hot skillet with a little olive oil. I cook on medium high heat until the onions begin to soften and the broccoli softens as well. The broccoli are still crisp at this point as I like a little texture (crunch) in my vegetables. Remove the veg from the skillet and set aside.
Next the beef strips go into the same hot skillet with a little olive oil to keep it from sticking. I season the beef well with garlic powder, salt & pepper. Keep moving the beef around in the pan, it is very thin so it only takes a couple of minutes and it’s done. If you cook it too long it will become tough so don’t walk away from the stove at this point.
Beef is just about finished so back into the skillet with the broccoli and onions. Turn off the stove top and add a little bit of sesame oil and shake some low sodium soy sauce over the top. The cast iron skillet retains heat very well so everything will keep on cooking even after the stove top is off.
Plate up your beef and vegetables with warmed up vegetable fried rice and you have a meal in no time at all.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday, whether you celebrated Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or just reflected on the year that has past as you plan for the new one to come.
Many blessings from me to you.