Sauteed Curried Beef and Broccoli
- Place broccoli in a large microwave-safe glass baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water, wrap tightly with plastic, and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just done. Set aside.
- Place rice and remaining 3 1/2 cups water in an 8-cup glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl. (Rice doubles in size during cooking, so choose a container large enough to accommodate it when cooked. ) Microwave uncovered on high for 10 minutes. Microwave uncovered on medium-low for 15 minutes more. Or use the rice setting on your microwave if you have one. Do not stir at any time during the cooking process. Season with salt to taste. Fluff with a fork. Set aside.
- Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until crispy and just wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beef and cook, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, brown sugar, curry powder, broth or water, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a steady simmer. Cook, stirring often, until sauce has thickened slightly. Add broccoli and cook until just heated through. Serve immediately with rice.