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Cantonese Beef Chow Mein

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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An assortment of Chinese vegetables makes this sliced beef entree special. Shiitake mushrooms have a distinctive flavor, but feel free to substitute regular white mushrooms.

Ingredients

4
cups hot cooked instant or regular brown rice (cooked as directed on package)
3/4
cup fresh shiitake mushrooms
1
tablespoon oil
1
lb. boneless beef top round steak, thinly sliced
4
oz. (1 cup) fresh snow pea pods, trimmed
2
tablespoons water
1
(8-oz.) pkg. fresh bean sprouts
1
(8-oz.) can sliced bamboo shoots, drained
1/4
cup cut (1-inch) green onions
2/3
cup purchased garlic and ginger stir-fry sauce

Steps

  • 1 While rice is cooking, remove and discard stems from mushrooms. Cut caps into thin slices; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is browned. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3 In same skillet, combine pea pods and water. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, onions and stir-fry sauce; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return beef to skillet; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.
  • 1 While rice is cooking, remove and discard stems from mushrooms. Cut caps into thin slices; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is browned. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
  • 3 In same skillet, combine pea pods and water. Cover; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, onions and stir-fry sauce; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Return beef to skillet; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

Shiitake mushrooms, widely used in Asian cooking, command a higher per pound price than ordinary white button mushrooms, but they're distincly flavored; even a small quantity adds flavor impact. Shiitakes are available in the produce section of larger supermarkets as well as in specialty markets and Asian groceries. The shiitake has a flat, broad brown cap and paler stem. Stems are flavorful but tough; remove them before cooking. Save the stems to flavor soup stock if the broth will be strained before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
32g
32%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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