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Asian Sesame Beef & Broccoli Bowls

Sweet tamari sesame beef bowls stir-fried with fresh broccoli and aromatics. Served over sticky rice and topped with black and white sesame seeds.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25-30 min
This dish is Gluten-Free
Calories: 580 Fat: 29g Carbs: 48g Protein: 32g

This stir-fried wonder will be your new one-pot love! The crisped beef is stir-fried with garlic and then flavored with a mixture of tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and sugar which helps caramelize the beef bits and provides lots of flavor. The dish is finished with broccoli and served over sticky rice for a warm, cozy bowl that will make you want to eat in. So curl up on the couch and enjoy!

Ingredients
Sushi rice
Sesame seeds
Broccoli
Garlic
Sweet tamari sauce
Grass fed ground beef

Cooking terms for this recipe

Mince To cut a food into very small pieces.
Shimmering A description of flowing and shiny oil that is nearing its smoke point; an indicator your oil is very hot.
Garnish To add decorative or savory touches to food.

What you need

Medium bowl

Medium pot with lid

Large pan

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: COOK RICE

Read through entire recipe before getting started. In a medium pot, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over high heat until shimmering. Add rice and sauté until lightly toasted and aromatic, 1-2 minutes. Add 1 1/4 cups water and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until rice is fluffy and tender and water is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork. While rice is cooking, proceed with Step #3. Note: If the rice has absorbed the water but isn't fully cooked after 15-20 minutes; add 1/4 cup water, cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes more.

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Step 2: MISE EN PLACE

Cut broccoli into florets and set aside. Then, cut broccoli stems in 1/2" pieces. Mince or grate garlic. Remove beef from package, pat dry.

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Step 3: SAUTÉ AROMATICS

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and broccoli stems, sauté 1-2 minutes until softened but not brown.

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Step 4: COOK BEEF

Add ground beef and a small pinch of salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high and cook - breaking apart with a spoon or spatula - until done, about 5-7 minutes. Add sweet tamari sauce and continue to stir-fry until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 3-4 minutes. The USDA recommends cooking steak to an internal temperature of 160ºF.

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Step 5: ADD BROCCOLI

Add broccoli to ground beef. Stir-fry until incorporated. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid to steam. Steam over low heat for 3-4 minutes until broccoli is al dente and vibrant green. Toss again to incorporate.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide rice between two bowls and top with sesame beef and broccoli. Garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy!