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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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!
- 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/