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Five-Spice Orange Beef and Broccoli

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Ginny Branch


Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4
Orange rind and five-spice powder perfume the dish with sweet notes that are countered by a hit of red pepper heat. Decrease the pepper for kids or folks who prefer to walk on the mild side.


  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • 3/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
  • 8 (1-inch) strips orange rind
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup unsalted beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (8.8-ounce) package precooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 439
  • fat 17.6 g
  • satfat 4.2 g
  • monofat 6.1 g
  • polyfat 3.4 g
  • protein 30 g
  • carbohydrate 39 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 532 mg
  • calcium 91 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle steak evenly with five-spice powder, black pepper, and salt. Heat a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steak; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove steak from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak across grain into thin slices.

  2. Return pan to high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl. Add broccoli, onion, rind, and garlic; stir-fry 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine stock and next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add stock mixture to pan; cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened.

  3. Spoon 1/2 cup rice onto each of 4 plates; top each serving with 3/4 cup broccoli mixture and 3 ounces beef. Sprinkle evenly with green onions and sesame seeds.

Cook's Notes

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