A beef stir-fry that has wonderful flavors without using a ton of spices. Fresh ginger mixes will with the soy sauce and makes a quick and easy sauce. Lots of veggies add color and crunch.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

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  • Combine cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, and wine in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in ginger; toss beef in sauce to coat.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir broccoli, carrots, pea pods, and onion for 1 minute. Stir in water chestnuts, Chinese cabbage, and bok choy; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from skillet and keep warm.

  • In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef until desired degree of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium. Return vegetables to skillet; cook and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes. Serve over rice.

Editor's Note:

Try using apple juice or water instead of white wine.

Nutrition Facts

664.9 calories; protein 30.5g 61% DV; carbohydrates 104.6g 34% DV; fat 13.8g 21% DV; cholesterol 38.6mg 13% DV; sodium 1593.6mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
I'm rating this for the beef sauce, which is simplicity itself and lent a wonderful flavor to my stri-fry. I used different veggies, no water chestnuts or cabbage, and omitted the 4-minute simmer because we like our veggies tender-crisp and there was no liquid in the pan anyway. Because I was using dryer veggies I should have doubled the sauce and will from now on. The sauce makes a great base for beef stir-fry and couldn't be easier. I wasn't serving wine tonight, so used mirin for the wine and it worked well. The sauce is my new base recipe for beef stir-fry. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2016
It is quite bland. Needs some spices added Read More
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143 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
I'm rating this for the beef sauce, which is simplicity itself and lent a wonderful flavor to my stri-fry. I used different veggies, no water chestnuts or cabbage, and omitted the 4-minute simmer because we like our veggies tender-crisp and there was no liquid in the pan anyway. Because I was using dryer veggies I should have doubled the sauce and will from now on. The sauce makes a great base for beef stir-fry and couldn't be easier. I wasn't serving wine tonight, so used mirin for the wine and it worked well. The sauce is my new base recipe for beef stir-fry. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2012
So I actually changed this recipe quite a bit I tripled the sauce and substituted Apple juice for the white wine. Added 2 teaspoons garlic powder to the sauce. I made this without Beef. Instead of coating beef with the sauce I coated my veggies after I let the veggies cook just a bit (about a min or so) then let them cook until soft. Poured over brown rice was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
Very good sauce. I made it with a frozen bag of vegetables and added fresh green beans. I also added fresh Ginger and garlic to the pan before cooking the beef. Hubby and two out of three kids loved it...that's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2012
I really like this recipe. Although I have changed and added a few things.I did not add frozen veggies I like them fresh. And I have added to some mushroom soy sauce and Hoi-sin sauce just a few tsp. for some more taste. I only tried it with water and I will try it today with Apple juice:) Also I did not add water chestnuts because I did not have any. Lastly I doubled the ginger and added garlic. SO GOOD! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
Great Recipe!! It was Delish!! I added colorful peppers and a few mushrooms instead of the water chestnuts bok choy and Chinese cabbage.. I also added just a splash of teriyaki marinating sauce to the sauce mixture for the steak.. To make it easier to shop I just picked up a stir fry veggie mix from the produce section at Walmart.. My family enjoyed it!! Will try again.. And again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2014
I substituted Brown Sugar and added a touch more ginger. Tastes wonderful rivals any savory beef stir fry recipe! This will definitely become a staple recipe in our house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2016
I just made this and it is FANTASTIC! The only change I made was instead of fresh ginger I used the equivalent in dry ginger. I don't think it hurt. According to my dry ginger 1/4 teaspoon of dry ginger equals 1 tsp of fresh. I seriously don't think it made a difference as my result was incredibly tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2014
Yummy!! Even works with chicken;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2016
Great sauce.. I used brown sugar and added some minced garlic when frying the veggies. Used the veggies I had.. Onions green beans bell pepper and mushrooms. Another quick tasty meal for my family!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2016
It is quite bland. Needs some spices added Read More
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