Spicy Orange Beef
1 3 1/2 ounce bag boil-in-bag brown rice (I used 2)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 lb. boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 tsp. grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 T cornstarch
2 T low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp. dark sesame oil
NOT 3/4 cup slices of green onion
Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Combine rice and salt, tossing well.
Combine garlic, pepper, and beef, tossing well.
Combine rind, juice, cornstarch, and beef, tossing well.
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add beef mixture and NOT onions; saute 2 minutes. Add juice mixture; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Serve beef mixture over rice.
*A side of sliced cucumbers dresssed with rice vinegar and a pinch of sugar offers a good balance to this meal.
Recipe from Cooking Light, August 2005