Friday, 23 August 2013

Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry
Beef stir fry recipes are commonly describe as a combination of a little beef strips with a lot of vegetables sautéed by a choice of herbs and spicy sauces.   These recipes are made popular through Chinese Cuisines and Oriental restaurants that go very well with steamed cooked rice.  
We are not lovers of Chinese food but children like my son have learned to like them so we have been trying a few new dishes for him.  There are some we like but there are really those that we don’t think we will ever like.

The biggest problems with Chinese food are its salt content.  Our blood pressures have slowly been rising for a few years now and so we are trying to control the amount of salt in our food hoping to avoid future preventive medication and maintenance.  So in our research, we found this recipe that we believe is healthy yet still tasty and savory to our taste. This one is easy to make and definitely has a lot less salt than most recipes. 


  • One half cup cold water
  • Two tablespoons of cornstarch
  • Two tablespoons of soy sauce (choose the low sodium type)
  • One pound of stir fry beef (ready cut into strips)
  • One tablespoon of vegetables oil or canola oil
  • One fourth teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • One head of broccoli. cleaned and cut
  • One cup of carrot matchsticks (using a large carrot, peel and cut into halves then sliced into matchsticks)
  • One cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed if you have them on hand)
  • Four cups of hot steamed rice
  • In a mixing bowl, combine together the water, the soy sauce and the cornstarch.  Stir them until smooth and the cornstarch is dissolved leaving no lumps.  Then rest for frying.
  • Soaked the broccoli florets on warm water for a few minutes to soften.  Drain the water and pat dry the florets.
  • To begin frying, heat a wok over medium high heat on your American stove.  Add the vegetable oil and wait till it is hot. 
  • Then you can add the beef strips to the wok and stir fry them till lightly browned.  
  • Then you can add the garlic and the ginger and continue stirring.  Then add the carrots to the wok.
  • Simmer until the beef is browned perhaps for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Without removing the beef strips, add the broccoli florets and stir fry until the beef is thoroughly cooked and the broccoli and carrots are as tender as you desire.  This method differs from the other method of removing the beef, before stir frying the veggies after which the beef strips are returned. Try it, it is simple and easy.
  • Then add the orange juice and heat the wok until boiling. 
  • Then stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook for one to two minutes more until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve immediately while hot over hot steamed rice.  This is a saucy dish and you will enjoy them well.
  • You can prepare this beef stir fry in your kitchen in exactly 30 minutes.  Have fun and continue stir frying too. 
  You can also visit here to learn on how to cook Beef Stir Fry.

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