Sirloin and Broccoli Stir-Fry

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Sirloin and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This fragrant dish pairs classic Asian seasonings with an unusual mixture of vegetables, including red cabbage and summer squash, all of which complement the beef. Served over nutty-tasting brown rice, this all-in-one meal provides protein, vegetables, and a whole grain.

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tsp. grated, peeled gingerroot
  • 1 medium garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 lb. boneless steak, all visible fat discarded, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips, longer strips halved crosswise
  • 1 cup uncooked, instant brown rice
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. canola or corn oil
  • 3 oz. broccoli florets, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 medium green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 oz. red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water, as needed

Directions

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  1. Put the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the soy sauce, gingerroot, and garlic, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the beef, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the broth, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the beef mixture for 5 minutes, or until the beef is browned on the outside (it may be slightly pink in the center), stirring constantly. Transfer the beef mixture to a large plate.
  5. In the same skillet, still over medium-high heat, stir together the remaining ingredients except the water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring constantly. If the mixture becomes too dry, stir in the water.
  6. Return the beef mixture to the skillet. Pour in the broth mixture, stirring to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the broth mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Serve the stir-fry over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

Sirloin and Broccoli Stir-Fry

CaloriesCalories

400 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

32g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Calories 400
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 starch, 4 lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Copyright © 2014 by the American Diabetes Association, Inc.® and American Heart Association. Published by the American Diabetes Association. Available from booksellers everywhere.

This fragrant dish pairs classic Asian seasonings with an unusual mixture of vegetables, including red cabbage and summer squash, all of which complement the beef. Served over nutty-tasting brown rice, this all-in-one meal provides protein, vegetables, and a whole grain.

Nutrition Facts

Sirloin and Broccoli Stir-Fry

CaloriesCalories

400 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

32g Per Serving

FiberFiber

4g Per Serving
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Calories 400
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary Exchanges
3 starch, 4 lean meat

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tsp. grated, peeled gingerroot
  • 1 medium garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 lb. boneless steak, all visible fat discarded, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips, longer strips halved crosswise
  • 1 cup uncooked, instant brown rice
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. canola or corn oil
  • 3 oz. broccoli florets, broken into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 medium green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 oz. red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. water, as needed

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Put the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add the soy sauce, gingerroot, and garlic, whisking to dissolve the cornstarch. Add the beef, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the rice using the package directions, omitting the salt and margarine. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the broth, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the beef mixture for 5 minutes, or until the beef is browned on the outside (it may be slightly pink in the center), stirring constantly. Transfer the beef mixture to a large plate.
  5. In the same skillet, still over medium-high heat, stir together the remaining ingredients except the water. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring constantly. If the mixture becomes too dry, stir in the water.
  6. Return the beef mixture to the skillet. Pour in the broth mixture, stirring to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the broth mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Serve the stir-fry over the rice.
Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd edition

Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd edition

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This recipe is reprinted with permission from Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Copyright © 2014 by the American Diabetes Association, Inc.® and American Heart Association. Published by the American Diabetes Association. Available from booksellers everywhere.


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