Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Homemade Chinese Take-out

When I first made beef and broccoli and fried rice, I just knew it was going to be terrible but it turned out better than actual take-out. I got the beef and broccoli recipe off pinterest.  The sauce is perfect and would be great with any meat really.  The fried rice can be very versatile and you can add different meats or even different veggies other than peas and carrots.  When I made it last, I added shrimp and it was delicious!  The recipes are below...
Beef and Broccoli
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs cornstarch
1 tbs low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbs water
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 1/2 lbs. flank steak (you can use any kind of steak)

4 cloves garlic minced
2 heads of broccoli
2 tbs brown sugar
2 tbs flour
3 tbs vegetable oil
1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce (must be low-sodium!)
1.) Mix the marinade ingredients and slice the beef.  Marinade in the fridge for a hour.
2.) Cut the broccoli heads off and mix the sauce ingredients.
 3.) Put some oil in the pan and heat the oil on high. When the pan is heated, cook the broccoli constantly tossing for about 5-7 minutes.  You want the broccoli tender but not too soft.
4.) Put the broccoli on a plate and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium-high heat.
5.) Cook the meat until done with half of the sauce.  The sauce will look kind of clumpy but it will turn out right in the end.
6.)  Add the broccoli and the rest of the sauce.  Cook together for about 3-4 minutes. 
Fried Rice
Pack of Uncle Ben's Microwave Rice
1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 onion chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
frozen peas and carrots
3 eggs
1.) Cook shrimp with soy sauce until pink.  Set aside.
2.) Heat some oil on medium-heat.  Add peas and carrots, onion, and garlic.
3.) Cook until tender and then turn down heat to low-medium.
4.) Push to the side of the pan and cook the eggs on the other side.
5.) Add the rice, shrimp, and soy sauce and cook for about 3-4 minutes.


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