We had a church picnic yesterday. The weather was gloomy and rainy in the morning, but it cleared up in the afternoon. The children were able to play games and earned some cash rewards for entering and winning a game. They also played a pinata game , the highlight of the picnic because adults were able to join as well. It was hilarious to watch the adults played, especially when most of them couldn’t hit the pinata ha ha…
Anyway, came dinner time, I felt lazy, so I prepared something easy. We had some beef and leftover steamed rice in the fridge. I didn’t want to make the beef as an entree, so I made a meal in a bowl instead; fried rice. Although, I like the classic fried rice, I wanted to make something different. A sweet savory beef fried rice. 🙂
Gather the ingredients. Make sure you have all you need. You don’t want to be in panic mode the entire time preparing the dish.
- 3/4 -1 lb. top sirloin or chicken, thinly sliced across the grain (or you can also use tofu)
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 6 liquid measuring cups of cooked steamed white or brown rice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce; divided
- 1 small red bell pepper, diced
- 1 small orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
- 4 tablespoons olive oil; divided
- 1/3 cup Yoshida’s Original Gourmet sweet and savory sauce + 1 tablespoon
- 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons julienne Cilantro
- 1/2 lime
Marinate the beef with 1/3 cup of sweet and savory sauce. Set aside.
Heat a small skillet with a lid over medium-high heat and add olive oil when hot. Add the marinated beef. Discard the marinade. Stir. Cover and let cook for 3 minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon sweet and savory sauce. Stir and cover and let cook for 5 minutes stirring at times.*
Turn heat to low. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon flour and stir until sauce thickens and coats the beef about 2 minutes.* Set aside.
Heat a separate skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil when hot. Add the garlic and onions and stir until the onions are translucent. Add the bell peppers and stir for 30 seconds.*
Add the cooked rice and stir to combine. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.*
Add the cooked beef and the remaining soy sauce. Stir-fry to incorporate about 3 minutes.*
Add the cilantro and squeeze the lime over the cooked fried rice.
Serve warm in a bowl.
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