Tasty Broccoli Beef Noodles in less than 30 minutes using dried noodles, sirloin beef, and…
Oodles of noodles…..I never get tired of noodles. Fried, soupy, rice, wheat, buckwheat, pasta, they are all good. I always have a good stock of dried noodles in my pantry, including the ubiquitous instant noodles. A quick meal can be prepared with just the ingredients in the pantry!
I had defrosted a pack of minced beef for some dish but changed my mind about cooking an entire meal. I needed an all-in-one solution and so decided to go with noodles instead. While the rice noodles were soaking, I cut up some broccoli and carrots as they go pretty well with beef. Might as well throw in the bean sprouts. Minced some garlic and ginger and I was all set.
The inner portion of the broccoli stalk is pretty tasty and should not be wasted. Peel off the tough outer layer with a paring knife.
Slice the tender inner portion.
Ro-Ri’s Minced Beef Fried Noodles
8 oz dried flat cut rice noodles
½ lb minced beef
6 oz bean sprouts
1 cup finely sliced broccoli
½ cup sliced baby carrots
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp julienned ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp fish sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp chili garlic sauce (optional)
Heat 2 tbsp sesame oil in a pan. Sauté garlic and ginger till fragrant. Add minced beef, stir to break it up. Cook till brown. Add broccoli and carrots, stir for a couple of minutes. Stir in chili garlic sauce, if using. Then add drained noodles, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup water. Stir to combine, about a couple of minutes. Add bean sprouts and stir for another couple of minutes.