Friday, January 31, 2014

Hoisin Beef Fried Rice


 Happy Chinese New Year!! It's the Year of the Horse so may it bring you much happiness, good health and prosperity.    I made this marinated hoisin beef fried rice just for the occasion.  It's a great way to stretch 1lb of meat to feed many.  It's also a great way to use up leftover rice.  I used a combination of frozen and fresh vegetables in this dish and you can customize this to the vegetables you have on hand.  This fried rice made everyone happy in my house... may it do the same in your house.

1lb lean beef cut into thin strips

marinade for beef:
2Tbs hoisin
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp grated fresh garlic

For fried rice:
4-5 eggs
5-6 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice if preferred)
2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
1 medium onion sliced
small bell pepper sliced or diced
1 bunch scallion (green onion sliced)
1 cup frozen (peas, carrots, corn etc..)
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tsp grated fresh garlic
3-5 Tbs soy sauce to taste
red chili flakes to taste
black pepper

Prepare rice or used leftover rice.  Marinate beef in above suggested marinade for 1-2 hours. To prepare fried rice, fry eggs in pan/wok until cooked then remove until later.

Add 1 Tbs canola oil to wok and stir fry marinated beef  with black pepper until cooked.  Remove from pan until later.  

Add onion, cabbage, green peppers and scallions to pan.  Saute for 2-3 minute.  Next add garlic, ginger and red chili flakes and saute for 2 minutes. .

Add beef back to pan and frozen peas and carrots.  This bag had carrots, peas, green beans, corn and lima beans.  You can use any assortment of veggies here. 
 Add cooked rice and soy sauce. Mix all ingredients well.  Finally add the cooked egg to pan.  Mix gently with rice.  Serve hot.  Enjoy.

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