Beef Fried Rice
Oh, my, Beef Fried Rice is awesome! This delectable and sumptuous dish can be served as an entree or as a side with any Asian dish. It’s also terrific to make up for freezer meals (which is what I did). The recipe makes a lot–which I did on purpose. But you can easily halve the recipe if you don’t want leftovers. One of the great things about this recipe is it only takes 30 minutes to cook. Yes, I can do E-A-S-Y & Q-U-I-C-K! 🙂
This recipe included pre-sliced beef bottom round steak that I picked up at Walmart. I found it easier to cut the strips down into smaller bite-sized pieces when stir-frying the recipe. I included peas and carrots, green onions, bell pepper, garlic, pre-cooked and cooled rice and scrambled eggs.
I used Tamari low sodium soy sauce (which is gluten free) but also oyster sauce to give flavor. Oyster sauce uses soy sauce, which in most cases, is NOT gluten free. So this recipe is not gluten free unless you omit the oyster sauce or make your own with a gluten free soy sauce. Because the soy sauce is low sodium, I included salt and pepper to amp up the flavors. It also includes ginger to kick up the flavor a notch.
We visited my mother-in-law and her husband in Florida for the Christmas holidays in 2017. A couple of times we stopped at a local Chinese Restaurant to pick up take out. Okay, yes, I have a Chinese food addiction. I love the stuff! Imagine my surprise when we picked up a box of Beef Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice and Veggie Fried Rice and the only thing in the meat ones were meat (beef or chicken), rice and onions! That’s not good fried rice in my book.
Back in the early 1980s I used to have a McCall’s cookbook specifically for Chinese food. That cookbook had a great recipe for Fried Rice that I loved. It included lots of veggies with pork which was fantastic. So that recipe (which I no longer have) was always my model for making any kind of Fried Rice.
Beef Fried Rice has lots of veggies in addition to the beef, so it requires a lot more rice than most recipes. When I cook up brown rice, I usually use 3 cups of water for every cup of rice cooked. It plumps out really nicely that way. Then after cooking the rice, it’s refrigerated before adding it back into the recipe later.
While Beef Fried Rice is neither gluten free or vegan, it is a lot healthier than many main dish entrees. It’s certainly worth giving a try. You can mix and match veggies and include others you prefer. It’s a very versatile recipe. Like I said earlier, it’s really terrific for making up bulk into freezer meals.
Beef Fried Rice is absolutely terrific.
This entree is so delicious. It’s perfect to make up for freezer meals.
I love Beef Fried Rice. The gluten free low sodium soy sauce and oyster sauce add a delicate balance of flavor to this recipe without making it too salty.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. The beef is pre-sliced which is so helpful. If the beef is too thick when you stir fry it, it will be tough. The jar under the black pepper is pink Himalayan sea salt. I also used avocado oil.
Oyster sauce is NOT gluten free because it uses soy sauce. Most soy sauces (except the one pictured here) contain gluten.
Season the beef with salt and pepper. Cut down in small pieces.
Saute beef in a large skillet over medium heat in avocado oil and stir fry until cooked completely.
Transfer beef to a paper-towel-lined plate.
Add additional avocado oil to skillet. Add peas and carrots, red bell pepper, green onions, ginger and garlic.
Cook a few minutes until veggies are tender. Move veggies with a spatula to one side of the skillet.
Reduce heat. Add beaten eggs.
Slowly scramble eggs until done.
Stir scrambled eggs into veggie mixture.
Add cooked beef and cold, cooked rice.
Add gluten free low sodium soy sauce and oyster sauce.
Heat veggies through and serve. Garnish with additional salt and pepper if desired.
Garnish Beef Fried Rice with additional fresh green onions.
This is terrific as an entree or as a side with any Asian dish.
I packed it up in bowls for the freezer to eat later for times when I don’t feel like cooking.
Beef Fried Rice is so tasty. It’s one of those recipes you can make in about 30 minutes (if you have pre-cooked and cooled the rice).
I’ve enjoyed Fried Rice recipes for decades. This one is wonderful and you can make it easily at home!
Here’s the recipe.
BEEF FRIED RICE
(My own concoction)
This healthy entree is easy and delicious.
The fried rice is chocked full of beef, peas, carrots, green onions, garlic and brown rice.
This recipe makes a lot. It’s great for company.
Prepare to drool. Beef Fried Rice is addictive!
Enjoy a delicious meal in 30 minutes! It doesn’t get any easier than that.
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Recipe Originally published February 8, 2018.