Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bit of Flavor Pepper Steak over Rice

Pepper Steak over Rice - sometimes you just have to have some...  and last night was one of those nights for us!

I basically used the recipe I found on

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
2 large bell peppers
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 lbs flank steak, cut into strips
2 cups rice

1) Mince the garlic.
The recipe called for 2 cloves; we like garlic, and I used 3 cloves.  Your call.
I love my Pampered Chef Cutting Board!  I use it for all of my fruit and veggie jobs.
And yes, I know that there are other (easier?) ways to prepare the garlic; I happen to enjoy doing it all by hand.  However, I just might put the Pampered Chef Garlic Peeler and Slicer Set on my Wish List...

2) Chop the onion.
Yep, I'm using my PC Cutting Board again!
The recipe called for chopped onions, so I chopped the heck out of mine. Next time, I think I will just cut the onion into thin slices.

3) Slice the pepper into thin strips.
I used one red and one green pepper.  And my PC Cutting Board, of course!  ;)

4) Slice the steak.
Or do what I do - buy it already sliced!

5) Start your rice.
I use a mix of equal amounts white rice and brown rice.  I keep it stored already pre-mixed.  Makes it simple when I'm in the mood for making rice!
I'm only allowed to make rice in my Rice Cooker.  It was a gift one Christmas, and I have used it, abused it, melted at least one leg off of it...  But it keeps on saving my rice and keeping it edible, every time.

6) While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high.

 7) Add the onion, pepper, and garlic.
Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until veggies are tender-yet-crisp.  Set aside.

8) In the same skillet, heat the soy sauce, honey, and red wine vinegar over medium high.

9) Add the steak.  Cook until done, maybe 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Have you been admiring my Pampered Chef Bamboon Spoon?  I bet you have been.  I would be too, if I were you.  This pointy-tipped one is my favorite.

10) Add the veggies to the meat, and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Flavors will mingle.  Your house will smell so good.  You'll end up very, very hungry.

See??  You'd love some right now!!

11) About the same time that your meat and veggies are done, your rice should be ready.  Spoon some rice out onto a plate, and top with the Pepper Steak.  Enjoy!!

When you do try this recipe, be sure to let me know what you think!  Did you make any changes?  Add anything?  I'd love to hear from you!

Remember ~ Life is better with a bit of flavor!