Spicy Orange Beef

Orange juice, crushed red pepper, and sesame oil add allure to this saucy Chinese entrée. A side of sliced cucumbers dressed with rice vinegar and a pinch of sugar would offer a good balance for this spicy meal.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup beef mixture and about 1/3 cup rice)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 274
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 26.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.9g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 627mg
  • Calcium: 25mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup (1-inch) slices green onions

Preparation

  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Combine rice and salt, tossing well.
  2. Combine garlic, pepper, and beef, tossing well.
  3. Combine rind, juice, cornstarch, and soy sauce, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef mixture and onions; sauté 2 minutes. Add juice mixture; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Serve beef mixture over rice.
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