Flavorful Beef Stir-Fry


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 pound boneless beef round steak, cut into thin strips

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cups broccoli florets

  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced

  • 1 (6 ounce) package frozen pea pods, thawed

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, undrained

  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage

  • 2 large heads bok choy, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

665 Calories
14g Fat
105g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 665
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1594mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 105g 38%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 172mg 862%
Calcium 377mg 29%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1532mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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