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Orange Beef Stir-Fry

You may have tasted a version of this Asian-style dish at a local restaurant; now you can make it at home.

  • prep: 35 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, (from 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
  • 1 pound top or bottom round steak, cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) broccoli, florets broken into small pieces (reserve stalks for another use)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, (ribs and seeds removed), cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or liquid-measuring cup, combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar; set aside. In a medium bowl, toss beef with cornstarch; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    In a large skillet, combine broccoli with 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook, partially covered, until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Discard any water in skillet; wipe with paper towel.

  3. Step 3

    In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. When pan is very hot, add half the beef; cook until browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to plate with broccoli. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining beef, but leave beef in skillet.

  4. Step 4

    Return reserved beef and broccoli to skillet; add orange-juice mixture and bell pepper. Continue cooking over high heat until sauce thickens, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve over rice.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2006

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Reviews (10)

  • 14 Jul, 2009

    Made the receipe today, had a very strong orange and sweet flavor. Was still missing more spice. I doubled the soy sauce and added sesame oil. To serve it, I sprinled roasted sesame seeds on top. I will definetely make this dish again.

  • 13 Jul, 2009

    Can't figure out what people like about this recipe. I found it quite bland and uninspired.

  • 25 Jun, 2009

    I made this last night as well and it was really good! Will make it again. quick and easy. I had only added that orange zest along with the orange juice to punch up the flavor!

  • 22 Jun, 2009

    Not sure why this thing always cuts off what I say. I bumped up the orange flavor with some zest and a tablespoon of frozen OJ concentrate. YUM!

  • 22 Jun, 2009

    I agree this is very easy

  • 6 Nov, 2008

    I have made this a couple of times and we really like it! I like the recipe as written, so my advice would be to try it first, and then if you need more punch use the contributors suggestions.

  • 24 Sep, 2008

    Wonderful recipe. I agree, it needs a bit more orange flavor in the sauce - I will add more orange juice next time as well a a little bit of orange zest and a slight bit of zested ginger. Complete meal in one with the rice - I used brown rice for more nutrition.

  • 23 Mar, 2008

    very good. The OJ adds so much flavor!

  • 24 Feb, 2008

    The next time I make this, I will double the sauce. The orange flavor didn't stand out, so I think I'll add some orange zest. I'm thinking I might want to add some fresh ground ginger, and maybe some orange marmalade. The dish was good, but needed a little extra flavor...and definitely more sauce. I also sauteed the bell pepper for a minute, in the skillet, before adding back the broccoli and reserved beef. Very good!

  • 8 Nov, 2007

    This is so good!!!!