Vegetable and Beef Stir-Fry With Brown Rice

"From Good Food Magazine, September 1986."
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  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, slice steak 1/4-inch thick, then cut slices crosswise in half. Whisk 1 T. peanut oil, the sherry, soy sauce, honey, cornstarch, and half the ginger and garlic in small bowl. Add steak and toss to combine.
  • Heat 1 T. peanut oil in large heavy skillet over high heat until a drop of water evaporates on contact. Add remaining ginger, garlic, and the scallions. Reduce heat to medium-high; stir-fry 1 minute. Transfer with slotted spoon to medium bowl. Add peas, squash and bell pepper to skillet; stir-fry until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Add to scallions.
  • Add 1 T. oil to skillet and heat over high heat. Add pepper flakes to steak and stir to separate pieces;. Add steak to skillet; stir-fry until tender, about 3 minutes. Return vegetables to skillet; stir-fry until hot, about 1 minute.
  • Serve beef stir-fry with brown rice.

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  1. A good, basic and not salty (which is nice for a change) stir-fry recipe. I did add 1 tbsp Oyster Sauce. I made this for the ZWT4 Diabetic Challenge which required you add 5 more more veggies to the dish. . .so I went overboard and put in like 10; I used red pepper, green pepper onion, broccoli, baby carrots, snow peas, bamboo shoots, water chesnuts, mushfrooms, baby corn, and bok choy! Thanks!


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