Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Thai cuisine teems with rich flavors and fragrances like ginger, lemon grass, garlic and beef. Its often simple and quick. Plus, authentic Thai ingredients are usually available in grocery stores. Lemon grass, a long, thin herb with gray-green leaves, is key to Thai cuisine. It enhances recipes with a light flavor and adds its lemony fragrance.
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into thin strips
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemongrass, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup bamboo shoot, cut into thin strips
- 2 cups fresh green beans, cut in half LENGTHWISE and blanched
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 1⁄2 lime, juice of
- 2 cups long grain rice, cooked
- Heat oil in wok or medium frying pan.
- When oil is hot, add beef, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, bamboo shoots, beans, red pepper flakes and fish sauce.
- Cook 4 to 5 minutes on high heat, stirring.
- Remove from heat and add the lime juice.
- Serve over rice. Enjoy.
Although I halved the recipe for husband and me, this was delicious! We especially liked the green beans, which are not normally used in stir-frys: I found those baby beans, which are great in this recipe. I went a little lighter on the pepper flakes! Your quantities are very well calculated, and I guess you're a highly accomplished cook -- or chef?? Thanks a span!!