Thursday, January 12, 2012

short hiatus

Because of all the illness being passed around this house, I will most likely be late posting recipes.  Rest assured, I am sticking to the plan as much as possible.  Thanks!

Beef With Broccoli
2 Tbs whole wheat flour, sifted
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak (used for two recipes), fat removed, sliced against the grain no longer than 1 inch
3 Tbs grape seed oil (divided)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large head broccoli (enough to cut to 3 cups)
1 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce and 1/2 cup chicken broth combined in one bowl, set aside
3 cups prepared brown rice*
1. In medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt and black pepper. Dust steak strips with flour mixture.
2. heat 2 Tbsp grape seed oil in a wok or non-stick skillet over medium high heat.  Once oil shimmers, add steak slices and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.  Brown the steak, but don't cook through.  remove steak from pan and set aside. Reserve 1/2 of steak for Beef Stroganoff meal.
3. Add the remaining Tbs oil and scrape the pan to release any flavorful bits.  Add garlic, making sure to stir around so as to avoid 
burning.  After 30 seconds, add broccoli and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the steak back to the pan and stir fry for a minute.
5. Add broth/soy sauce liquid. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes so as to coat the broccoli and beef with sauce.
6. Serve on platter over brown rice.  Spoon any extra liquid over meal once served.
Heat 2 Tbs oil and 3 cups brown rice in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute rice and 1/2 medium chopped onion for about 3 minutes until it starts to slightly brown.  Add 6 cups water or chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and let steam for 25 minutes before you even THINK about touching that lid.
1/2 of the rice will be used for the BAKED SALMON meal. 

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Mom says: Great easy meal when craving "Chinese" food!


  1. Feel better. We need Face AH meter pics without snotty noses. :) Love you guys!

  2. Thanks, Steph! Seems illness is abound here in our area so kids are passing it all around, and even being nice and "sharing" with their parents! Isn't that sweet?