This recipe from HelloFresh is simple, fast and tasty, trust me it beats takeaway any night of the week! A classic Chinese-inspired dish with tons of flavours in an easy beef bowl with plenty of colourful veggies, crunchy bits and moreish sauces.
If you live in UK, US, Australia, Canada or New Zealand, I am sure you probably would have heard about Hello Fresh, the online menu delivery service where you can choose a plan to suit you and select from a variety of quick and easy recipes each week. This service delivers your step-by-step recipes and all the fresh pre-portioned ingredients you need, straight to your door, so you won’t deal with all of that fuss portioning your ingredients on a regular basis and eventually reducing food waste as everything in that box ends up on your plate. This means you can cook delicious, balanced and wholesome meals everyone around your dinner table will love and each recipe is quite easy to follow and prepare.
Many of the people around the world already use this service specially nowadays where the choice of being in lockdown and freedom to roam around is quite flaky. Hello Fresh eliminates that nerve racking visits to a supermarket that is deemed a Location of Interest, eliminating that long wait on supermarket queues and eventually helps the whole country to contain the virus as you can easily do your grocery shopping all online via their website or via the app. Now to demonstrate to you what these guys offer and how easy it is to prepare their dishes I am sharing you one of their recipes from their site using the ingredients from Hello Fresh of course.
That recipe that I am referring to is this Chinese Saucy Beef Bowl, a classic Chinese-inspired dish with tons of flavours in an easy beef bowl with plenty of colourful veggies, crunchy bits and moreish sauces. It’s simple, fast and tasty, trust me it beats takeaway any night of the week! The recipe is quite straightforward, even non experts can whip this up in no time, having said that seasoned experts can also create this wonderful recipe and have the flexibility to enhance it if needed by adding extra ingredients or changing some of the procedures like velveting the beef first or cooking it in a wok using volcano stove to make that beef even more tender, it’s all up to you to use your creativity if you wish.
I suggest you to try this recipe, it would be easier than this as you would not need to take care of your grocery list, no need mind what ingredients are on season and you don’t need to portion your ingredients anymore. Finally, you might be interested to know that all Hello Fresh is sustainable and it’s the First Global Carbon-Neutral Meal Kit Company too. So, if I proved it to you, it is that easy try Hello Fresh plus it is good for the environment, give it a go, they offer $100 off when you sign up.
This Chinese Saucy Beef Bowl is a classic Chinese-inspired dish with tons of flavours in an easy beef bowl with plenty of colourful veggies, crunchy bits and moreish sauces. It’s simple, fast and tasty,
600g beef strips
2 pcs carrots
2 pcs courgettes
1 bunch Asian greens
1 tbsp sesame oil
mayonnaise, to serve
crispy shallots, to garnish
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2cups jasmine rice
2 1/2cups water
4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
Finely chop the garlic. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium heat. Cook the garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the jasmine rice, water(for the rice) and the salt, stir, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 12 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water has absorbed, 10-15 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don’t peek!
While the rice is cooking, thinly slice the carrot and courgette into half-moons. Roughly chop the Asian greens.
In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients together
Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the carrot and courgette until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the Asian greens and cook until softened, 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining sesame oil blend, then season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat, then transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Return the frying pan to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When the oil is hot, cook the beef strips, in batches, until browned and cooked through, 1-2 minutes. Add the oyster sauce mixture and cook until bubbling, 30 seconds. TIP: Cooking the meat in batches over a high heat helps it stay tender.
Divide the garlic rice between bowls. Top with the Chinese saucy beef and sesame veggies. Serve with the mayonnaise and garnish with the crispy shallots.