Beef and Broccoli with Rice

If you are a fan of beef and broccoli with rice, this is a great one to have. With the exception of hamburger, I marinade pretty much any meat that is cooked. The longer it’s marinating, the better, in my opinion. Marinades that I make include a beer or whiskey that isn’t the best, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and any type of seasoning in the cabinet.

Rice, soy sauce, broccoli, minced garlic, stir fry meat marinating, garlic salt, corn starch and brown sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rice (I used 1 cup jasmine rice and 1 cup brown rice) with 3 cups of water and 1 TBSP butter in rice cooker on brown rice setting
  • 1-2 lbs stir fry meat (I marinated with 1 angry orchard pear cider, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, and some spices)
  • 2 bags of frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP cornstarch (I added this to the zip lock bag that the stir fry meat was in and massaged the bag to mix it that way)
  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • Teriyaki marinade/sauce (optional)

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Directions:

  1. Since brown rice takes a bit to cook in a rice cooker, start the rice first – like an hour beforehand because it can always sit. I add butter to mine only to keep it from being too sticky. I also like the brown and jasmine rice mixture. Feel free to add 2 cups of your favorite type of rice. If using brown rice, even half and half, use the brown rice setting on the rice cooker.
  2. I put the canola oil in a big skillet and had every intention to add only the meat to it once heated, but ended up putting all contents of the marinade in the skillet. I also added the minced garlic. I left this on medium-high heat while the sauce thickened and meat cooked. If you are unsure if the meat is done, take out a piece and cut in half with a knife to make sure there is no pink inside.
As you can see, there is some oil coming up but it will be fine.

3. While the meat is cooking, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, and corn starch in a bowl. If you like the sauce, double the measurements. Make sure to mix well before adding into the meat in the skillet. When this is added, you should notice the sauce get a little darker, which is fine.

4. I microwaved the broccoli for 5 minutes while this was cooking as well. I did this one bag at a time.

5. When broccoli is done, add to meat and sauce that is cooking.

6. When rice is done, this should be as well. Serve over rice. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • If the sauce is thin, add more cornstarch, but make sure that is mixed with cold water… or you can take the sauce from the skillet and mix in a separate container. This helps to prevent chunks of cornstarch from being present.
  • If the sauce is too thick, add beef broth.
  • If the flavor is not there, add more teriyaki sauce/marinade.
  • If you buy the Kikkoman soy sauce in a plastic bottle – be careful. Soy Sauce may go everywhere if you are opening it for the first time.

Original recipe: https://www.savorytooth.com/beef-broccoli/

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