Tonights dinner consisted of a pan seared steak, seasoned with garlic and ginger, with a side of green beans and broccoli cooked in a soy and ginger sauce, and rice. Sounds time consuming, right? Wrong. This scrumptious dish took me 15 minutes to cook and comes in around 430 calories.
What you need:
6 oz cut of steak
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup green beans
1/4 cup uncooked rice
Pinch of ground ginger, ground garlic, salt, and pepper
For the soy and ginger sauce (veggie sauce):
2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp ground ginger and ground garlic
What you do:
Cook your rice and let a small sauce pan heat up on your stove top.
Pat your steak dry with a paper towel. This will allow the meat to create a slight crust on it. Lightly season your steak with the ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper on both sides. Gently press the seasonings into the steak with your hand.
Place the steak on the heated pan (medium to medium-high heat works well) and cook on either side for about 2 minutes each. This will make your small steak a medium rare.
While your steak is cooking stir together the veggie sauce in a small bowl. Combine the soy sauce, honey, water, ginger, and garlic. Set this delicious liquid aside for now.
Once your steak has cooked, place it on a cutting board and let it rest for a couple of minutes. While the meat is resting, place your veggies into the still hot pan. Cook the veggies for about 5 minutes, then add your delicious liquid you made earlier. Stir often, and cook until your liquid has been mostly absorbed/evaporated.
Plate your rice and veggies, and then cut your steak either in strips or cubed. Place the steak on top of the veggies and enjoy!
This meal is fairly quick to prepare, extremely flavorful, and will leave you feeling full!
*This post originally showed up on my Tumblr blog from 12/2013*