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Bento Recipes: Stir-fried beef & broccoli


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Here's another dish I like in restaurants, so I decided to make it at home. It's actually pretty quick and easy.

    Broccoli Beef1/2 pound of beef, fat trimmed away
    1/4 cup water
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tbsp katakuriko (potato starch - or corn starch, if you don't have that)
    1 1/2 tsp cooking oil
    1 1/2 tsp cooking oil (yes, again!)
    2 cups of broccoli florets
    1 cup of sliced carrots, cut into ovals or julienne strips
    1 cup salad mushrooms, if desired
    1 small onion
    2 tbsp water
    Pepper or other seasonings if desired

Slice the beef into thin, bite-sized strips. Mix the water, soy sauce, and katakuriko/corn starch in a small bowl. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet over moderate heat. Stir-fry the beef for about a minute, until it's brown on the outside, then remove it from the skillet. Add the other 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil to the skillet, add the vegetables, and stir fry them for about 2 minutes, until the broccoli turns bright green. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of water, cover, and simmer several minutes. Then return the beef to the skillet and add the soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until it is thickened and boiling; boil about 1 minute. Sprinkle with pepper or other spices if you like, and serve.