Cooking Chronicles: Stir Fry!

I have a lot of reading to do for my critical literacy class, so dinner had to be quick. Mark was craving meat, since we eat it so rarely at home, so a stir fry seemed like a good idea!


Rice (enough for the people you are feeding)

1 lb. of beef (stay away from stew cuts, they will be too tough)

1 lb of precooked, preveined shrimp

1 onion (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 handful of carrots

Soyaki Sauce (a combo of soy sauce, teriyaki, garlic, and sesame oil)

Handful of mushrooms

Various peppers (I bought frozen red, green, and yellow from TJ’s and they worked great!)

1. Cook your rice. The easiest way to make rice is to put desired amount in a sauce pan. Then fill the pot with water up to your second knuckle of your pointer finger. Cook rice on high until boiling. Stir, turn heat to low, cook with lid for 20 minutes. The cooking time will vary a couple minutes depending on the type of rice you use.

2. Marinate the beef and shrimp in soyaki sauce

3. In a wok or frying pan, heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil. add the onions, garlic, and carrots and cook until onions are soft.

4. Add the beef and cook until the meat is browned, or cooked to desired temperature

5. Add the shrimp, peppers, and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are soft and the soyaki sauce is nearly boiling.

Soyaki sauce is awesome! It is the perfect blend of soy sauce, teriyaki, ginger, and garlic. This meal is simple and delicious! We ended up with a ton of stir-fry, because I kept adding ingredients until my wok was full! Mark loves it, and it was a perfect quicky meal! Next time, I might add peas.


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