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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Beef, Vegetable & Noodle Stir-Fry

A fun and easy dish to whip up.  It may look like there are a lot of steps, but the hardest thing about making a stir-fry is just getting all the ingredients together and chopped so you can whip it up in a hot wok or frying pan.   This is a fun version with rice vermicelli noodles that was a big hit here.  Enjoy!
Stir-Fry Beef, Veggies & Rice Noodles
Serves 4
Mix together marinade:
¾ cup water
4 Tbsp GF soy sauce (I like Bragg’s Liquid Soy Seasoning)
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar or white vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
Pinch of salt
½ tsp pepper
Pour marinade in a plastic container. Then add and marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes (no longer than 24 hrs):
¾ lb/.35kg sirloin-tipped beef, sliced thinly for stir-fry.
Prep the following (or you can use an Asian stir-fry veggie mix, which some grocery stores have ready-to-cook):
2-3 mushrooms
¼ - ½ red bell pepper, sliced
snow peas, a handful
1 small carrot, grated
¼ - ½ cup bean sprouts
Also prepare:
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ red onion, sliced thinly
When your meat has marinated for 30 minutes, set a pot of water on the stove to boil.  Once boiling, put in the boiling water and let cook 2 minutes:
½ pkg (125g) rice vermicelli noodles (spinach or regular)
You will want aim to put your noodles in to boil about the time you’ve finished the beef and mixed in the marinade and let it thicken a few minutes. I put another note below.
Heat wok/frying pan over high heat and add, cooking 2 minutes:
2 Tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ red onion, sliced thinly
Add prepared veggies to pan and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring regularly, until just beginning to soften.  Remove veggies and set aside.
Add and heat up:
1 Tbsp oil
Remove beef from marinade and cook, 2-3 minutes, until done.  Give the marinade a quick stir (cornstarch tends to settle). Then, add the marinade to the pan (with cooked meat) and mix, stirring constantly & scraping the bottom of the pan, until mixture begins to thicken and bubble, 3-4 minutes. 
Now would be a good time to pop your vermicelli noodles into your boiling water.
Add your cooked veggies to the beef and cook all together 2-3 minutes.
Add in cooked vermicelli noodles, mixing gently.  Serve immediately. 
Ready to serve!
Sprinkle with red pepper flakes overtop, if desired.


  1. My friend is looking for a special dish that she can cook for his relative next week and I think this one is perfect for him. I will show this recipe to him.

    Easy Stir Fry

    1. Great! It's an easy meal we've enjoyed a lot. Hope your friend enjoyed it, too.