½cuporange juicefreshly squeezed from Sumo Citrus Mandarin Oranges
2teaspoonsNakano Rice Vinegar
1tablespoonTruvia Stevia Sweetenerto taste
2teaspoonschili pasteto taste
For the Steak + Rice
1poundsteaktrimmed, cut into bite-sized strips
2cupsbroccoli floretscut into bite-sized pieces
1cupcarrotsjulienned or sliced
wateras needed (a few tablespoons)
2tablespoonssesame seedsoptional garnish
4cupsMinute Rice Ready to Serve Riceprepared to package directions
First, prepare the marinade / dressing. Using a blender (or hand held immersion blender) combine the citrus juice, zest, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, chili paste, sweetener, and ginger powder until smooth.
Drizzle in the oil slowly, blending until the mixture is combined. Transfer to a jar or bowl and set aside.
Next, slice the steak into bite-sized strips. Pour HALF of the prepared marinade over the steak. Toss to coat. Seal and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes up to overnight. Reserve the remaining marinade at room temperature.
In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 – 2 tablespoons of oil to medium-high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the steak to the pan in small batches. (Be sure to shake the excess marinade before adding to the pan.)
Cook and stir the steak for 1 – 2 minutes or until desired doneness. Transfer to a covered dish and keep warm. Repeat, working in small batches, until all of the steak is done.
Then, wipe the skillet to remove any burned bits (brown is ok, black is not). Add another 1 – 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok. Heat until shimmering, then add all of the vegetables.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the vegetables. Add several spoonfuls of the dressing over the top (reserving some for serving). Cook and stir frequently for about 7 – 10 minutes until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
If needed, add a little water to the wok while cooking the vegetables, a tablespoon or two at a time.
Stir the steak into the vegetables, remove from heat.
Prepare the Minute Rice Ready to Serve according to package directions. Place the rice in the bottom of a bowl. Top with the prepared steak and vegetables.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and spoon more of the dressing over the top. Enjoy!
You can prep everything ahead of time to make it easier to throw together on a week night. Make the marinade and prep the steak and veggies the night before.Control the level of flavor by adding more of the dressing during the stir-fry cooking. I like to serve it on the side, so everyone can decide how much sauce they would like.Nutrition info is based on using all of the marinade and dressing and the specific ingredients listed.