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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SourceEveryday Food, September 2006