Beef and Bean Stir-Fry with Sesame Rice

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Beef and Bean Stir-Fry with Sesame Rice

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic For 2 Food Bag on Sunday, January 1, 2017.


  • 1 cup Japanese brown rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 20g kecap manis
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1cm ginger, finely grated


  • 1½ teaspoons oil
  • 300g beef rump steaks, sliced 1cm (at room temperature)
  • 100g green beans, ends trimmed *
  • ½ punnet white button mushrooms, sliced *
  • 1 baby bok choy, end removed, rinsed and finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Preheat BBQ grill to high (if using).
  • 1 Combine rice, water, sesame oil and salt in a medium pot and bring to the boil. As soon as it boils, cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and leave to steam, still covered, for a further 8 minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.
  • 2 In a small bowl, combine all stir-fry sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat a large, dry fry-pan on medium heat. Toast sesame seeds for 1–2 minutes, until light brown and fragrant. Remove from pan and stir through rice once cooked. Reserve fry-pan.
  • 4 Add oil to reserved pan and increase heat to high. Cook beef for 1–2 minutes each side for medium-rare (depending on thickness), or until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan and rest, covered, for at least five minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  • 5 Wipe out pan with paper towels and return to high heat. Stir-fry beans and mushrooms for 2–3 minutes, until just tender. Add bok choy, stir-fry sauce and water and cook a further 1 minute, until bok choy is slightly wilted. Add thinly sliced beef and toss to coat.
  • To serve spoon ¾ cup cooked sesame rice per person onto plates. Top with beef and bean stir-fry, vegetables and sauce.
  • SERVES 2-3

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1983 kj / 474 kcal
  • Protein: 35.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 56.0g
  • Fat: 11.8g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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