We used a mix of ginger and soy in this delicious marinade to make the beef strips extra tender and flavoursome. Served with a colourful array of stir-fried veggies and topped with a golden, toasted sesame dressing, this dinner will satisfy the whole family.
In a medium saucepan, bring the water (see ingredients list) to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
While the rice is cooking, finely grate the ginger. In a medium bowl, combine the ginger, beef strips, 2 tbs sugar, 2 tbs soy sauce and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss to coat the beef and set aside.
Cut the carrot (unpeeled) into 0.5cm half moons. Thinly slice the brown onion. Thinly slice the red capsicum. Roughly chop the Asian greens.
Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat and add the sesame seeds. Toast, tossing, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a medium bowl (reserve some for a garnish!). Add the mayonnaise, 1 tbs sugar and 1 tbs soy sauce to the toasted sesame seeds. Whisk to combine.
Return the large frying pan to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the carrot and cook for 2 minutes, or until nearly tender. Add the onion and red capsicum and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add the Asian greens and a dash of water and cook for a further 1 minute, or until the greens have wilted. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the bowl with the sesame dressing and toss to coat.
Wipe out the frying pan and return to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add 1/3 of the beef strips and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and repeat with the remaining beef strips. TIP: Cooking the meat in batches over a high heat allows it to brown and develop flavour instead of stewing in the pan.
Divide the rice between plates and top with the Japanese beef stir-fry and sesame veggies. Top with any extra dressing and sprinkle with the reserved sesame seeds.
TIP: For kids, follow our serving suggestion in the main photo!