Quick & Easy Steak Fried Rice

 Quick & Easy Steak Fried Rice

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!

Easy Steak Fried Rice

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!

Easy Steak Fried Rice

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.

Easy Steak Fried Rice

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Easy Steak Fried Rice

Steak Fried Rice made easy! Fried Rice doesn’t have to be so complicated, make this recipe when you need something quick to make for your family. No rice cooking necessary!

prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins

ingredients:

For The Rice
  • 1 whole bag of Trader Joe's Frozen Brown Rice (Or 2 cups of cooked brown rice) 
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
For The Steak
  • 2 Chuck Roast Steaks
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Monkfruit Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Minced Garlic (Dried) 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Steak Seasoning 
  • 2 tbsp Earth Balance Butter
Vegetables
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 8 Frozen Brussels Sprouts 
  • 5 Whole Carrots, chopped 
  • Handful of Green Onion, for topping 

instructions

  1. Begin by cooking your frozen rice according to instructions and set aside.
  2. Take out your steaks and marinate them in the ingredients listed above. Allow the steaks to marinate in the fridge for 10 minutes. 
  3. While allowing the steaks to marinate, cook your frozen vegetables according to instructions. Chop up the brussels sprout, carrots, and  scallions. Set aside. 
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium heat, add your 2 tbsp of butter and allow the butter to turn brown a little bit. Remove your steaks from the oven. When the butter is browned and melted, add your marinated steaks and cook 3 minutes on one side and 4 on the other. When finished, place the steaks on a cutting board and allow to sit before cutting. 
  5. Heat a pan or wok to medium-high heat and add some sesame oil. Then, add your rice and allow the rice to absorb the sesame oil. Add all of your vegetables except the scallions! Then proceed to add the hoisin and coconut aminos! Stir until well combined. Continuously stir this for approximately 2 minutes. 
  6. After allowing the steaks to cool, begin to cut the steak against the grain. Chop the steak into bite sized pieces and then add them to the pan. Turn the pan to low and allow the rice to simmer. During this time, you can add more seasonings, vegetables, or eggs if you please. 
  7. Enjoy!