It’s been a Chinese restaurant staple for years and now it’s time to master it in your own kitchen. For the perfect result, make sure your pan is searing hot before adding the beef strips. Don’t be afraid to only cook the veggies for a few minutes either – you want them to keep a little bite.
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oyster sauce(ContainsGluten, Molluscs)
long red chilli
roasted peanuts(ContainsPeanutsMay be present Milk, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Soy)
water (for the rice)
soy sauce(ContainsGluten, Soy)
brown sugar(May be present Gluten, Milk, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)
water (for the sauce)
In a medium saucepan, bring the water (for the rice) to the boil. Add the jasmine rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed, 10-15 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
While the rice is cooking, finely grate the ginger and garlic. In a medium bowl, combine the ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, water (for the sauce) and 1/2 the garlic. Add the beef strips and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate. TIP: If you have the time, allow the beef to marinate for at least 15 minutes to enhance the flavour and increase tenderness.
While the beef is marinating, thinly slice the capsicum into strips. Thinly slice the carrot (unpeeled) into half-moons. Trim and halve the snow peas. TIP: Cut the veggies to size so they cook in time.
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the remaining garlic until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the capsicum and carrot and cook until starting to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add the snow peas and cook, tossing, until tender, 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Return the frying pan to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot, cook the beef (allow the excess marinade to drip back into the bowl), tossing, until browned, 1-2 minutes (cook in batches if your pan is getting crowded). Return the veggies to the pan with the beef and any excess marinade. Toss until combined and heated through. TIP: Cooking the beef strips in batches on a high heat prevents the meat from stewing and ensures a tender result.
Thinly slice the long red chilli (if using). Divide the jasmine rice and Mongolian beef and snow pea stir-fry between bowls. Sprinkle with the roasted peanuts. Garnish with chilli.