Beef Fried Rice
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Beef Fried Rice

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Level

moderate
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Cooking

5 min
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Preparation

25 min
Ingredients
Servings
2
Long grain rice
150 g
Garlic
1 clove
Ginger (2.5cm)
1 piece
Spring onions
6
A few sprigs Fresh coriander
fresh Red chillies
2
Beef topside or steak
250 g
Groundnut oil
Exotic mushrooms, such as Japanese enoki, shiitake
1
large Free-range eggs
2
Fish sauce
Low-salt soy sauce
Sesame oil
Lime (Optional)
1
How to cook
Step 1
  • Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, then drain, spread out on a tray and leave to cool completely.
Step 2
  • Peel the garlic and ginger. Trim and quarter 4 spring onions, then place in the mini chopper.
Step 3
  • Pick most of the coriander leaves, add 1½ chillies (deseed if you like), then pulse to a paste.
Step 4
  • Slice the beef thinly into bite-sized pieces.
Step 5
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of groundnut oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat, add beef and stir-fry for 1 minute or until it starts to brown.
Step 6
  • Add the paste, tear in the mushrooms, and fry for 2 minutes.
Step 7
  • Add the cooled rice and stir-fry for 2 further minutes, or until the rice is piping hot.
Step 8
  • Trim and finely slice the remaining spring onions and chilli.
Step 9
  • Push the contents of the pan to one side, then crack the eggs into the empty space, stirring to break them up.
Step 10
  • When the eggs are just cooked but still soft, toss through the rice and remove from the heat.
Step 11
  • Season to taste with fish and soy sauces, add the sesame oil, then scatter over the coriander, spring onions and chilli.
Step 12
  • Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over, if you like.
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