Flash fried beef and broccoli

A classic tasty Chinese meal that fills
Beef and broccoli with white rice
Beef and broccoli with white rice

Probably one of the quickest and easiest but most rewarding recipes you can use to show off your skills. The classic asian flavours and good dose of healthy green brocolli over a base of good rice will leave you wanting more.

AuthorHungry PandaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients for the Marinade
 10 g ginger
 2 sticks spring onion
 510 sticks broccoli
 250 g rib eye steak
 100 g deep-fried shallots (optional)
 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
Ingredients for the sauce
 1 tbsp light soy sauce
 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
 1 tsp sesame oil
 ½ tbsp cornflour
Ingedients for the rest
 2 tbsp tamarind concentrate
 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
 1 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
 50 ml chicken stock
For the rice
 2 rice measuring cups of good Jasmine rice

1

Slice the ginger and spring onions into sticks. Chop the broccoli into thirds, then blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes.

2

Slice the rib eye steak into 1–2cm chunks, put them in a mixing bowl and add all the marinade ingredients except the cornflour. Using your hands, massage the ingredients into the meat until coated.

3

Add the cornflour and repeat until everything is well combined. For best results, leave the meat to marinade overnight in the fridge.

4

This is a good point to add your rice to your rice cooker inner bowl. Then fill with water to the white rice level line number 2. Close the lid and press either 'WHITE' or 'LONG GRAIN' function and then press 'START'.

5

Heat 1 tbps of vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat until smoking-hot. Add the ginger and half the spring onion. Stir-fry for 1 min, until the spring onions soften.

6

Add the remaining ½ tbsp of oil to the centre and return to smoking point. Add the steak, cover with the ginger and spring onions and stir-fry for 1 minute.

7

Add the broccoli, pour over the sauce and bring to a boil. Stir for 30 seconds and serve with rice. Garnish with a few spring onions.

Ingredients

Ingredients for the Marinade
 10 g ginger
 2 sticks spring onion
 510 sticks broccoli
 250 g rib eye steak
 100 g deep-fried shallots (optional)
 1 ½ tbsp vegetable oil
Ingredients for the sauce
 1 tbsp light soy sauce
 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
 1 tsp sesame oil
 ½ tbsp cornflour
Ingedients for the rest
 2 tbsp tamarind concentrate
 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
 1 tbsp kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
 50 ml chicken stock
For the rice
 2 rice measuring cups of good Jasmine rice

Directions

1

Slice the ginger and spring onions into sticks. Chop the broccoli into thirds, then blanch in boiling water for 2 minutes.

2

Slice the rib eye steak into 1–2cm chunks, put them in a mixing bowl and add all the marinade ingredients except the cornflour. Using your hands, massage the ingredients into the meat until coated.

3

Add the cornflour and repeat until everything is well combined. For best results, leave the meat to marinade overnight in the fridge.

4

This is a good point to add your rice to your rice cooker inner bowl. Then fill with water to the white rice level line number 2. Close the lid and press either 'WHITE' or 'LONG GRAIN' function and then press 'START'.

5

Heat 1 tbps of vegetable oil in a wok over a high heat until smoking-hot. Add the ginger and half the spring onion. Stir-fry for 1 min, until the spring onions soften.

6

Add the remaining ½ tbsp of oil to the centre and return to smoking point. Add the steak, cover with the ginger and spring onions and stir-fry for 1 minute.

7

Add the broccoli, pour over the sauce and bring to a boil. Stir for 30 seconds and serve with rice. Garnish with a few spring onions.

Flash fried beef and broccoli

HANDY TIP – Tamarind lends a dish its natural sour flavour and can be found in various forms: in its pods, with its seeds in a block of paste or as a sieved concentrate. If you use it a lot I recommend you buy the paste and thin it down with water.