If you’re a long-time lover of the signature mix of sweet, spicy and salty, then you're going to go nuts for this stir-fry. Combine lightly marinated beef with courgette, carrot and crisp snow peas for an array of flavours and textures.
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long red chilli
basmati rice(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
water (for the rice)
soy sauce(ContainsGluten, Soy)
water (for the sauce)
In a medium saucepan, bring the water (for the rice) to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
While the rice is cooking, finely grate the ginger and garlic (or use a garlic press). Thinly slice the long red chilli (if using). In a medium bowl, combine the beef strips, 1/2 the ginger, 1/2 the garlic, 1/2 the chilli (if using) and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss to coat and set aside.
Cut the courgette into 2cm chunks. Thinly slice the carrot (unpeeled) into half-moons. Trim the snow peas.
In a large wok or frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. When the oil is hot, add 1/2 the beef strips and cook, tossing, until browned, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining beef strips. TIP: Cooking the beef in batches on a high heat prevents the meat from stewing and helps ensure a tender result.
In a small bowl, combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and water (for the sauce). Return the wok or frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the courgette and carrot and cook until slightly softened, 2 minutes. Add the snow peas and the remaining ginger, garlic and chilli (if using) and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the oyster sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Return the beef strips to the pan and toss together until warmed through.
Divide the rice and Chinese garlic beef and snow pea stir-fry between bowls. Sprinkle with the crushed peanuts.