Monday, April 5, 2010

PF Coles

Quick and Easy Spicy Stir-Fry Beef with Jasmine Rice

Yea well since we don't have a PF Changs here in Lynchburg ~ I'd just thought I'd kinda create it at home. . . kinda. . . .sorta. . . .

Jasmine Rice (enough to make 4 servings)
1/4 - 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lb.Thin stir-fry beef - seasoned lightly with salt and pepper
1 shallot - minced
1 garlic clove - minced
2 cups sliced button mushrooms
1 Pkg or 3 cups fresh stir-fry vegetables (Pea pods, broccoli, baby carrots, cauliflower, red peppers, green peppers)
1 or 1 1/2  cup Kikkoman stir-fry sauce
1/3 cup House of Tsang szechuan spicy stir-fry sauce

Start the rice according to pkg. directions.  In the meantime, on medium high - heat two tablespoons olive oil in large wok or pan.

 Add the beef and stir about 3 minutes.   Remove meat from pan.

Turn heat down to medium, add another tbsp. of olive oil and add the shallots and the garlic until the shallots are translucent, then add the sliced mushrooms  and stir until they're soft and deep juicy savory brown.   

Add another tbsp. of olive oil, turn the heat back up to med-high and then add the rest of the vegetables.  Stir for about 4-7 minutes then add the meat into vegetable mixture.
      Turn the heat back down to med-low and add both 
sauces. Stir well and simmer for about 2 minutes. 

  By now the rice should have been done and just sitting which is fine!!  Try not to open the pot of rice until you get to this point.  Fluff the rice then serve it on a plate with the beef and juices over it and voila!!  Quick and Easy!
I made this meal as I was in the mood to cook.  Today was Monday the day after Easter Sunday and although we could've had leftovers I just wasn't in the mood for them.  I had the day off and after a few errands, this is what I decided to make while standing in the produce aisle almost ready to make fajitas but the thought of spicy beef and vegies over a bed of rice won out.

It was a surprise to my retired hubby, Don, who also thought we were just going to have leftovers today, so this was a treat.  He was full on just one serving as was I, happy to know that there's enough for me to take to work tomorrow for my lunch.  Had a great three-day weekend :)  ~isavoredtheweekend

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