Fried rice with sesame beef and vegetables

Replace the steak with pork or prawns and have this dish more than once a week

fried rice sesame beef vegetables

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 4


2 tbsp rapeseed oil

1 clove garlic, sliced

200g sirloin steak, trimmed and sliced into 1cm-wide strips

2 tbsp dark soy sauce

walnut-sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated

1 tbsp sesame seeds

250g long-grain rice

100g green beans, cut into 5cm lengths

1 red pepper, seeds removed and cut into strips

8 water chestnuts, sliced

1 tbsp chives, chopped

1 tbsp chopped coriander


1. Heat the oil in a wok and cook the garlic until it is just beginning to brown. Discard the garlic and leave the oil to cool a little.

2. Place the steak strips in a bowl with 1 tbsp of the garlic-infused oil, plus the soy sauce, ginger and sesame seeds. Mix these ingredients together and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.

3. Place the rice in a saucepan with twice the volume of water and a pinch of salt. Bring the water to the boil, place a lid on the saucepan and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer the rice very gently for 6 minutes.

4. Add the green beans to the saucepan and simmer for another 6 minutes.

5. Heat the remaining oil in the wok and stir-fry the pepper until soft. Add the beef and fry briskly for two minutes, followed by the cooked rice and green beans.

6. Toss the contents of the wok together, scraping up any residue on the base.

7. Add the water chestnuts and any leftover marinade. Stir-fry for a further two minutes.

8. Scatter the chopped coriander and chives into the wok and serve with some extra soy sauce if required.

Recipe and image courtesy of Dr Joan Ransley for

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