Hubs is out baby-wearing Lil' H while they walk the dogs. The. Whole. House. To. Myself. With Pioneer Woman and Food Network. Pretty sure this is SAHM heaven!
Anyway, this last weekend she made her version of chicken and cashew stir fry. Baby 2 has decided that all poultry is off limits for the foreseeable future, and I can't follow a recipe verbatim to save my life anyway, so this is my spin on what she aired!
Beef, Snap Pea & Mushroom Stir Fry
- 1C uncooked brown rice (cook to the directions on the package per that serving)
- 1lb stir fry beef strips (I additionally cut mine into smaller pieces)
- 1.5C snap peas
- 1C broccoli florets (fresh, not frozen)
- 2C button mushrooms, quartered
- 1T ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4C oyster sauce
- 1/4C plus 2T sesame oil
- 1/4C water
- 1/4C water
- 2T rice wine vinegar
- 3T soy sauce
- 1T brown sugar
- 1T flour
- 2T olive oil
sliced green onions/scallions (to top/ganish)
chopped fresh parsley (to top/garnish)
sesame seeds (to top/garnish)
Optional: several tablespoons of your favorite chili-garlic hot sauce, such as Sriracha
After prepping all your veggies and starting your brown rice, heat olive oil in a large skillet on high. Salt and pepper the beef, and add to the searing hot pan. Turn on your hood/vent, because you want this so hot it smokes! Don't stir or move the beef, but instead let it develop a dark brown color. Brown both sides, then remove from pan.
Let the pan sit to cool for a few minutes, but don't wash or clean out the beef drippings. After it's cooled, add 2T of sesame oil along with the mushrooms and broccoli. Cook on med-low heat. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, water, oyster sauce, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, optional hot sauce and brown sugar.
One the veggies are al dente, add flour to the pan and cook for about a minute, sopping up the oil. Add the snow peas and beef back to the pan. Pour over the sauce you just mixed. Combine and simmer to thicken.
Serve over hot brown rice. Add green onions, parsley sesame seeds to taste and to garnish.
Enjoy! Do you like making your own stir fry at home? It's SO much healthier than takeout!