5 from 6 votes
An easy and quick Stir Fry Recipe.
Servings: 4 big eaters, or 8 normal people
Author: Cravings of a Lunatic
  • 1 pound of steak I used tenderloin but you can use any kind
  • 1 1/2 cups of jasmine rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 large carrots sliced thin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 head of cauliflower cut up
  • 2 cloves of elephant garlic chopped roughly (I wanted mine in big pieces)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Ponzu Sauce more for rice if desired
  1. Chop all your veggies first and set aside.
  2. Slice up your meat thinly, season with some salt, and set aside. (meat tends to cook better when at room temperature so I usually leave mine out for 20 to 30 minutes before a stir fry or grilling)
  3. Now put your water in a pot and turn on high heat, bring to a boil.
  4. Once the water is at a boil you want to toss some salt in the water, then the rice.
  5. Cover the rice with a tight lid and simmer on low for 8 to 12 minutes.
  6. Now I use two pans for the next step, you can do it all in one pan if you like but that's a personal choice.
  7. In pan #1 spray with non stick spray, then drizzle with olive oil.
  8. In pan #2 (or wok) spray with non stick spray, then drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Bring both to a medium to high heat first before adding anything.
  10. In pan #1 add your carrots. Stir them around for a minute.
  11. In pan #2 (wok) add your meat. It will sizzle so be careful. Stir it around for a minute.
  12. In pan #1 add your cauliflower and stir around for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  13. In pan #2 (wok)keep stirring around your beef. It should be starting to brown nicely.
  14. In pan #1 add your garlic and stir around for a minute.
  15. In pan #2 (wok) add the ponzu sauce and stir around for a minute.
  16. In pan #1 add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of water, make sure heat is relatively high, but not scorching, now cover it for a few minutes. Good things will start to happen. Keep a close eye on it and stir if needed.
  17. In pan #2 your meat should be done or almost done. You want it brown but still soft. You can add more olive oil at any point if you find it drying. If it's done turn off heat and remove from burner.
  18. In pan #1, repeat the step of adding water again if veggies are not soft. They should be but if your pieces are bigger than mine you might want to do this a second time for about 2 to 3 minutes. It just steams the veggies a bit and soften them up.
  19. Now turn off the heat for your veggies.
  20. Your rice, steak and veggies should have all finished up relatively around the same time.
  21. Now you can either just pop it all into one large bowl and mix it up.
  22. OR:
  23. You can do individual bowls and layer it which is how I like to do it.
  24. Add a scoop of rice in your bowl.
  25. Pop some veggies over top.
  26. Pop some meat over top of that.
  27. You can add a teaspoon or so of more ponzu if you like. I usually do.
  28. Serve with a big old healthy smile!
Recipe Notes

It may seem complicated with 2 pans going but I like to cook my veggies separately. You could also just steam them if you have a steamer. I do not so I do mine on the stove. You can also steam veggies in your microwave by adding a bit of water and popping a lid on a glass dish and cooking for 5 to 10 minutes depending how many you do. I like browning mine before steaming but it's a personal thing. You do not have to. This dish is all about timing so plan your time well.