Last night’s dinner was the result of me winging it. I ended up putting together this Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry and it turned out so well I wasn’t too sure why I don’t try to be spontaneous more often!
Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry
So the Memorial Day weekend kinda threw me off this week. I always plan meals for the week either on Sunday or Monday – usually Monday because that’s when I am due to clean out the refrigerator and figure out what we have or need for the week. But this week started with being off and relaxing and so I didn’t really start moving on my home duties until yesterday.
I had checked the freezer a littler earlier in the day and the only beef we had on hand was cut up in big chunks (so I’m pretty sure this was beef chuck leftover from a larger package). I set it aside to defrost for the day and when it came close to dinner time I decided I would make a sort of stir fry.
I wanted it to have a garlic and ginger flavor, and I also wanted to make a sauce so that it was kind of like the beef and broccoli you might get for Chinese takeout somewhere. I used corn starch to thicken the sauce.
I served this with white rice, which was perfect. I got most of the asparagus and Ruben got most of the steak (it’s just how it works and I kinda love it because it balances us out). You can also try this with my fried rice recipe if you want to go full on takeout!
To get the rice in those perfect little scoops, I used a mini prep bowl. For each I took about a cup of rice and squished it in there with a spoon. Then I turned them onto our plates.
I used asparagus instead of broccoli for my Chinese-inspired recipe. How would you make this recipe a bit different to fit what you like?