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Fast & Easy Dinner: Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Fast & Easy Dinner: Orange Beef Stir-Fry

Never underestimate the extreme flavor power of fresh squeezed citrus juice. The acidity stops foods from oxidizing and adds a bright unprocessed taste to quick fix foods. The juice from one orange is used to jazz up a simple beef stir-fry. Stir-frys are excellent because they can be made rapidly and provide a mixture of tender meat, crisp vegetables, and sticky rice. You'll give Rachael Ray a run for her money when you make this savory stir-fry in under thirty minutes or less so get the recipe now and

Orange Beef Stir-Fry
From Everyday Food magazine

1 cup long-grain white rice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, (from 1 orange)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
1 pound top or bottom round steak, cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 (1 pound) broccoli, florets broken into small pieces (reserve stalks for another use)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, (ribs and seeds removed), cut into strips, 2 inches long and 1/4 inch wide

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl or liquid-measuring cup, combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss beef with cornstarch; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, combine broccoli with 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook, partially covered, until broccoli is bright green and crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Discard any water in skillet; wipe with paper towel.
  5. In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high. When pan is very hot, add half the beef; cook until browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to plate with broccoli. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining beef, but leave beef in skillet.
  6. Return reserved beef and broccoli to skillet; add orange-juice mixture and bell pepper.
  7. Continue cooking over high heat until sauce thickens, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve over rice.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 10 years
I love stuir fry... i don't eat beef but my baby would love this :)
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
That looks really good.I'm going to have to make that.
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
sls1825 sls1825 10 years
This looks really yummy. I'll have to add it to my list of recipes to try.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
I don't like oranges or anything citrus-y, but for some reason, I love orange chicken or beef stir fry. Thanks for the recipe!
Scarlet Scarlet 10 years
Orange chicken and shrimp is good too!
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
this sounds so good.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Sounds super yummy! I think I'll try it and add in a dash of sesame oil! That stuff gives such a delightful taste to anything and I think it would compliment this dish nicely!
mdbzmom mdbzmom 10 years
Sounds great! I LOVE your fast and easy dinner recipes
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Sounds delish. I love the idea of using an orange.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
ooo some delicious rice! yes this is a winner!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Sounds like a fresh spin on an old stand-by!
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