Beef & Broccoli and Fried Rice

I’ve always been curious what makes the beef and broccoli sauce so good. The answer was pretty surprising: oyster sauce. Of course, there are other ingredients like soy sauce and sherry, but it’s the oyster sauce that’s important.

Well, I went to the store last night to buy the ingredients for my homemade Chinese dinner and I couldn’t bring myself to buy that oyster sauce. When would I use it again? Long story short, I ended up buying a premade pack of sauce (oyster sauce included).


Beef & Broccoli

1 packet of beef and broccoli sauce
1 pound round cut steak
Chopped green onions
Salt & pepper


1. Put about half of the sauce and uncooked steak in a large bowl. Leave in the fridge for about 30 minutes.


2. Meanwhile, prepare the onions and broccoli. Chop and saute in a little canola oil, then set aside.


3. Cook your steak as desired. I like mine practically well done. Remove from heat, cut into thin strips. Return to pan with broccoli, green onions, and remaining sauce. Cook just long enough to mix and heat.


Fried Rice


Cooked rice
2 eggs (cooked)
Grated carrots
Grated cabbage
Chopped green onions
Chopped white onion
Chopped white mushrooms
Soy sauce
Red pepper flakes
Garlic powder
Salt & pepper


1. Coat the bottom of a large pan with a thin layer of canola oil. Crack the eggs and mix in a small bowl, then pour into the pan. Be sure to spread the egg out across the entire pan so it cooks really thin. Set aside.



2. Chop the veggies and saute with a little more canola oil in the same pan you used for the eggs.


3. Add in rice, soy sauce, spices, and eggs. Cook on medium high heat until all ingredients are incorporated.


Welcome to the weekend, everyone. 🙂


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