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Flank Steak with Snap-Pea and Asparagus Stir-Fry

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When you pair Asian flavors with spring vegetables and steak, you're bound to come out with a terrific dinner -- plus, the rice catches all the tasty sauce and pan juices.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, stem ends removed (and, if necessary, strings)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper; cook 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a plate, and tent with foil (reserve skillet).

  2. Place snap peas, asparagus, garlic, red-pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup water in skillet. Cook, tossing, until vegetables are crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and vinegar; toss to combine.

  3. Slice steak thinly across the grain. Serve steak, vegetables, and rice drizzled with pan juices.

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  • pkebsmith
    7 MAY, 2013
    Delish. We grilled the steak on our charcoal grill after marinating it in Worcestershire sauce and steak seasoning. Seems a crime to cook a steak on the stove. Added toasted sesame oil to the veggies. Used only 1/2 the soy sauce and vinegar. Used brown rice.
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  • chicsweet
    12 JAN, 2012
    This is a delicious, healthy recipe! If you have kids or adults in the house that don't like spicy food, just add less of the cayenne pepper.
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  • chisoxgirl
    13 APR, 2010
    This is one of my favorite recipes. I've made it a few times and everyone I've made it for loves it. So quick and easy! I've had a hard time finding fresh snap peas a couple times so I've used either pea pods or frozen snap peas and it turned out just s good.
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  • Owwa57
    7 DEC, 2008
    I prepared this for a group of friends with varying tastes and all of them loved it. Even the pickiest eater gave two thumbs up, and he even brought it up the next time I saw him. Red pepper flakes can be easily eliminated to make this suitable for younger children or others who don't like spicy foods.
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  • NCavillones
    30 JUN, 2008
    I substituted a cheaper cut of meat and it was just as good. Great recipe, got rave reviews from my husband.
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  • studiocabral
    10 MAY, 2008
    One of the best ways to cook peas and aspargus, a very family friendly dinner and it can really be ready in about 30 minutes or less!
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