It has been so long since I’ve updated my blog. Life has been incredibly hectic. Am I the only one looking forward to summer? A little less hussle to get out the door before school starts each morning will be nice. I’ll still need to go to my office, but just taking away that stresser will be nice.
It has been HOT in Cali this week! When it’s hot I like to make quick dishes that don’t require a lot of heat. This is just that dish, and the bonus, I used my rice cooker!
2 cup carrots sliced thin (I used the precut carrots in the produce section)
2 cup snow peas (just the name cools me off!)
1/2 cup terijaki sauce (your favorite bottled will do just fine)
3 tsp corn starch
6 tsp vegetable oil divided
12 oz sirloin tip steak thinly sliced against the grain into strips (you could even purchase the already sliced carne asada in the meat department. Also, feel free to sub chicken if prefered.)
4 scallions diced, whites and greens seperate (I omitted b/c the kiddos would have crinkled their cute little noses)
Small pinch red pepper flakes (omitted for the same reason as above)
8 oz sliced mushrooms (purchase presliced in the produce section)
8 oz mixed sweet bell peppers cut into strips (red, yellow, and / or orange)
Either cook rice in rice cooker or according to package directions. While rice is cooking, prep all other ingredients.
Stir cornstarch into teriyaki sauce and set aside. In a wok or heavy bottomed pan, over very high heat, place one teaspoon of oil and let it get smoking hot. Add beef (can divide into two portions for even browning) and brown on both sides (about 1 minute) and remove to a bowl. If browning beef in two batches, add next teaspoon of oil, allow to get smoking hot, brown second half of meat, remove to same bowl. Let pan get smoking hot again, add third teaspoon of oil add carrots and snowpeas. Cook until crisp / tender, 4-5 minutes. Add pepper flakes, mushrooms, and peppers. Stir and cook for 3-5 minutes, until slightly cooked but still a little crunchy. Return cooked beef. Stir, keepin heat on high. Stir teriyaki again and add to pan. Remove from heat and stir a few times. Serve immediatlely over warm rice.
Wine Pairing Suggestions:
Syrah / Shiraz
Prep time: 15 minutes; Total time: 1 hour