There is no need for you to order take out! You can have this steak fried rice on the table in less than an hour.
Only if you use frozen rice, but if you’re making fresh (is that the proper term? haha) rice, it’s gonna take a little longer. Either way it will be delicious.
The day I cooked this dish, I was still feeling a little under the weather. I was considering using DoorDash to get some Hibachi delivered to me and then I changed my mind since I had some chuck roast steak sitting in my fridge. The delivery time said that it would have taken one hour and 50 minutes for the food to get to me. I was sitting there thinking to myself, “why in the hell would I wait one hour for some food when I could just make it myself”? I can make it with less calories, less fat, and get it on the table quicker. So, here we are!
I like to cook my steaks a little under whenever I’m making them for pasta, rice dishes, fajitas, etc… Steak is not a forgiving meat and overcooking it can leave you with some pretty bad dry steak. I cannot eat dry meat. The doneness of steak is a little controversial! Everyone in my family eats it well done! I used to be #TeamWellDone until I started going to restaurants more and noticing that they overcook the steak to the point that it tastes like rubber. You’re damn near strangling trying to eat that steak. On top of the steak being severely over cooked; the steak is always so boring since you can always tell it was cooked with minimal fat, too much pepper, and not enough salt. No bueno!
My mother always marinated her steaks and cooked them in a bag (sous-vide style before even knowing that even existed) in the oven. She always marinated them in some type of sauce before cooking. I like my steaks to be rich and sweet so I like to marinate them in soy sauce or coconut aminos, some type of sugar element (maple syrup, coconut sugar, or brown sugar), plenty of salt & pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and lots of garlic. That is my go-to blend for steak no matter what. I usually switch up the fat by either using Olive Oil, Duck Fat, or Grapeseed Oil. My preference is to cook steak in duck fat since it always taste way juicer that way. This time I cooked it in butter since I saw a chef do it on TV, so I wanted to test it out.
I know that the vegetables in this fried rice aren’t the typical ones that you get at restaurants. I threw in the vegetables that made sense to me. Unfortunately, I’m a little low on vegetables! I’ve never had this combination before, but it worked oddly. I was amazed at how well the brussels sprouts paired with the rice, peas, corn, and carrots. Usually, I dislike the vegetables that are in fried rice at restaurants because they don’t mesh well together. No, I do not want bell peppers, green beans, and squash in my fried rice.