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).

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Beef & Broccoli

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

Directions

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

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

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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.

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Fried Rice

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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

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

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Welcome to the weekend, everyone. 🙂

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