It’s been a Chinese restaurant staple for years and now it’s time to master it in your own kitchen. For the perfect result, make sure your pan is searing hot before adding the beef. Don’t be afraid to only cook the veggies for a few minutes either – you want them to keep a little bite.
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char siu paste(ContainsSoyMay be presentEgg, Gluten, Milk, Fish, Sesame, Tree Nuts)
mixed sesame seeds(ContainsSesame)
soy sauce(ContainsSoy, Gluten)
rice wine vinegar
• Finely chop garlic. • In a medium saucepan, add the water and brown rice and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the rice is soft, 25-30 minutes. Drain rice and set aside. • Return the saucepan to a medium heat with the butter. Cook garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Return rice to the pan, then add a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
• While the rice is cooking, thinly slice capsicum. Thinly slice carrot into half-moons. Roughly chop Asian greens. • In a small bowl, combine char siu paste, oyster sauce, the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and a dash of water. • Heat a large frying pan over a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When oil is hot, cook beef strips in batches until browned and cooked through,1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
TIP: Cooking meat in batches over a high heat helps it stay tender.
• Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Stir-fry capsicum, carrot and mixed sesame seeds (reserve a pinch for garnish!) until tender, 4-5 minutes. • Add Asian greens and remaining garlic and cook until just wilted and fragrant, 2-3 minutes. • Add char siu mixture and cook until reduced, 1-2 minutes. • Return beef strips and any resting juices to the pan and toss to coat. Season to taste.
• Divide brown rice and char siu beef and veggie stir-fry between bowls. • Garnish with reserved sesame seeds to serve.