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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thai Steaks with Fried Rice

This is one of those recipes that I kept saying I wanted to try, yet kept putting it aside.  No real reason, it just happens sometimes.  Well, I'm so glad that I finally tried it.  Mainly because it finally forced me to make fried rice!!  It's actually a bit shocking to me that with all the rice we consume, I have never...not once...made fried rice.  Now that's just silly.  And now that I have made this, I'm thinking even Chris will request it every now and then!  Fried rice is really very simple, and with very few ingredients, it transforms plain old rice into something magical!

I found this recipe on Nibble Me This (no, I'm not stalking Chris, it's just that he's sort of my go to person on grilling ideas...plus he's way too far away for me to stalk).  Chris actually made basil fried rice and I had every intention of making that too, but when I got home from the store I realized I had forgotten to get basil!!  DUH!!  Key ingredient to any recipe that starts with the word "basil".  So, even though I was a bit disappointed that I did not have the basil, this rice still turned out really good and I would make it again, exactly this same way!

And, let's not forget about the steak.  Can I just say Yum?  Well, I'm going to anyway... YUM!  The steaks were flavorful and scrumptious!!  A perfect blend of flavors, nothing was overpowering.  I was actually looking for skirt steak, as that's what the original recipe used, but surprisingly could not find anything.  All I could find within my price range where sirloin steaks which were on sale...this was not a problem for me, as I love sirloins.

Would I make this again?  You bet....it was one of my favorite meals so far this year!  See, sometimes it's good to stalk follow other blogs :)

Thai Steaks with Fried Rice
Adapted from Chris, Nibble Me This
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
For the steaks -
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon Sriracha
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
1 lbs. petite sirloin steaks

For the rice -
2 eggs, whisked together
3 cups Basmati rice, cooked and chilled
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
4 pieces of bacon, diced and cooked until crispy
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3-4 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
pinch of sugar (if you need a measurement use 1/8tsp)
dash of sesame oil (if you need a measurement, use 1/8tsp)

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, fish sauce, soy, sesame, Sriracha, oil, garlic and hoisin until well blended.  Place the steaks in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over it.  Let steaks marinate for 4-6 hours.

Preheat your grill to 400-425 degrees F.  Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade.  Place the steaks on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until the steak reaches your desired internal temp.

Meanwhile, in a wok or deep skillet, heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium heat.  Pour eggs into wok let them cook like an omelet, remove from the wok and chop the eggs; set aside.  Mix together the soy, sugar, and sesame in a small bowl; set aside.

Add the onion and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, or just until they start to soften.  Add the pepper and cook another 1-2 minutes.  Add the garlic and stir fry for 1 minutes.  Add the cold rice.  Stir fry the rice - let is stand for 15 seconds, stir, repeat.  When the rice is browning and appearing close to being done, add the bacon and the soy mixture.  Toss to coat everything.  Add the egg and toss one more time.  Serve along side steaks.  Enjoy!


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16 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Jenn, this looks so good! Love the Thai steak..so juicy, tender and delicious.

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Love that juicy steak.

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

my mouth is watering and it's only breakfast time here!... its hours until lunch and i'm starving!

Yenta Mary said...

Boy, do you eat well at your house!!! I love fried rice -- I just made a Mexican-ish version the other day -- precisely because it's so easy. And what a great way to use up leftovers!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'll be over for dinner!!! Yum those look good.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

StephenC said...

I've never made fried rice that I thought was done right. Is part of the key having the rice cold?

Jenn said...

Stephen...honestly, I don't know if that's the key or not, since this is the first time I've actually made it. But, it definitely turned out right. At least right in my book.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Cold rice is key to successful fried rice. I've tried with hot and it gums up & sticks to the pan. having said that we love fried rice and this one looks good! Shoot it has bacon in it!! WOO HOO! The steaks sound tasty too :) Awesome meal Jenn.

Jenn said...

Thank you Andrea!! :)

Big Dude said...

This sounds and looks very good.

Desi said...

Jenn, both the steaks AND the fried rice sound amazing! I have never made fried rice, I am looking forward to it! And you are really making me wanna grill up some steaks... I can't wait til the weather gets nicer!

Pam said...

Bookmarked! I love everything about this meal.

Mary said...

This is a perfect meal. I love both of today's recipes. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jennifurla said...

You always have the best meals, love the flavor here - what a lovely piece of meat.

Michael Toa said...

I don't cook fried rice often unless I have leftover rice. Nice accompaniment to that flavourful piece of meat. yum.

P90X said...

I don't know if that's the key or not, since this is the first time I've actually made it. But, it definitely turned out right.