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Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef Stir-Fry with Snap Peas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef Stir-Fry with Snap Peas


Sometimes, instead of ordering takeout, I prefer to cook at home. My go to dish is always a stir-fry. They're straightforward and quick cooking, perfect for weeknights. You toss everything in to a hot pan and season with super flavorful, fresh ingredients like ginger, limes, and scallions.

This recipe uses beef, but feel free to alter it to your liking; chicken or shrimp would be equally delicious. To take a look at the recipe,

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Beef Stir-Fry with Snap Peas
From Everyday Food magazine

Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 pound sirloin steak, thinly sliced crosswise, halved if long
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
12 ounces snap peas, strings removed
5 to 6 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced diagonally
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)

  1. In a medium saucepan with a lid, bring 2 cups salted water to a boil. Add rice; return to a boil. Stir once, and reduce to a simmer. Cover, and cook until rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
  2. Ten minutes before rice is done, place steak in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch, and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook half the steak until browned on one side, 1 to 2 minutes (steak will cook further in step 3); transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
  4. Add snap peas, white part of scallions, ginger, red-pepper flakes, and 3/4 cup water to skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook until snap peas turn bright green, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Return steak to skillet until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and mix in green part of scallions and lime juice. Serve with rice.

Serves 4.

starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
I love stir fry too.. this one looks really good and easy to make.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Snap me up some beef. Looks great.
loveallstar loveallstar 9 years
I love stir fry because it's easy to make. I love chinese food and thai food( I like japanese too but mostly the sesame chicken).I can only eat snap peas if they are made the way i like them.Im the same way about broccoli.
emalove emalove 9 years
Not a beef person at all, but I love snap peas!
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
This sounds great!
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Looks great, I think I'll make this for dinner sometime this week. :yum:
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i love snap peas, so crunchy and flavorful!
iamvictorious iamvictorious 9 years
I've been wanting to get into stir frying as of late. Might have to try this one!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I almost made the exact same thigns last night for din dins!
Marci Marci 9 years
I was just trying to decide between beef and chicken for dinner. Now it's stir fry beef, baby!
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Looks so tasty!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sounds yum!
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