What happens when you have a terrible craving for Chinese food and there isn’t a decent Chinese food place to be found? Necessity is the Mother of Invention and yes, that makes me The Mother.
You know who you are.
I have to say that this is probably as good as it gets for us. Great flavor, easy to put together, and oh – did I mention I made it from leftovers? *insert evil laughter* . . . . . Even better!
The recipe makes enough for 4, easily. It made 2 large portions on 2 different nights for us. It was just as good, if not better, leftover. I love leftovers!
The leftovers that I started with was a grilled flat iron steak, cooked medium to medium rare – about 3/4 of a pound. I sliced the steak into about 1″ cubes and set them aside. So, if you don’t have about a pound of leftover steak, then go out and grill a steak first, before you start this recipe. Then, we’ll go from there. The grilling will save a lot of calories in this recipe by not frying the meat in oil.
- 1lb grilled Flat Iron Steak, medium rare
- 1 C of uncooked Brown Rice, cooked according to package directions
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 3 large Spring Onions, sliced
- ½ tsp minced fresh Ginger
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh Garlic
- ½ C Soy Sauce
- ½ C Water
- 1 tsp Corn Starch
- ⅓ C Molasses
- ¼ C Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Srirachi Sauce * optional
- 2 large handfuls of fresh Green Beans (about 8oz or so)
- 1 small package of Cremini Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced in ¼" slices
- First, grill the steak. Medium Rare (it will cook more later). Then slice into 1" cubes and set aside.
- Second, while the steak is grilling, prepare the rice. Long-grain rice works best. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Put 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Be careful not to smoke or burn oil.
- Add the white slices of the spring onion and reserve the sliced green tops for later. Saute for about 1 minute.
- Add garlic and ginger and stir into onions. Saute for another 2 minutes.
- Mix soy sauce, water, molasses, brown sugar, and cornstarch together in a small bowl, then add to onion mixture. Srirachi sauce, if you desire. Stir and bring to a soft boil for about 3 minutes. The mixture should thicken slightly. Remove from heat. Set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok, add another tablespoon of oil and heat oil until it is hot.
- Add green beans and mushrooms to skillet and saute until vegetables are a bit browned.
- Add in steak cubes and heat them with vegetables for about 3 minutes, stirring about once each minute.
- Add sauce mixture and green onion tops to the veggies and meat in the skillet and bring to a boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat.
- Serve beef over rice.