5 Spice Beef Stir-Fry Bowl Recipe | Abel & Cole
5 Spice Beef Stir-Fry Bowl
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
For a fast and fragrant dinner, grab your wok and get ready to roll. Chinese 5 spice adds aromatic flavours to this easy mix of high welfare beef and organic veg.
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843 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • A head of broccoli
  • 2 carrots
  • A 200g bag of white basmati rice
  • A 250g pack of beef stir-fry strips
  • 2 tsp China 5 spice
  • 1 lime
  • A 35g bag of peanuts
From your kitchen
  • 400ml boiling water
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
You'll need
  • Bowl
  • Sieve
  • Heatproof measuring jug
  • Pan with a lid
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Deep frying pan or wok
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and thinly slice the onion. Halve the red pepper and scoop out the seeds and white bits. Slice into thin strips.

  • 2.

    Break the broccoli into small florets. Use a vegetable peeler to cut the carrots into long, thin strips.

  • 3.

    Tip the rice into a bowl. Cover with cold water. Whisk the rice for 1-2 mins till the water turns cloudy (this is the starch). Drain the rice. Rinse under cold water.

  • 4.

    Tip the rice into a small pan. Pour in 400 ml boiling water. Add a pinch of salt. Cover. Bring to the boil. Turn the heat right down. Gently simmer for 8 mins till the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Take off the heat. Set aside, lid on, for 5 mins to finish cooking the rice.

  • 5.

    Heat a deep frying pan or wok over a high heat for 1 min. When warm, pour in 1 tbsp oil. Tip in the beef strips. Stir fry for 3-4 mins till browned. Transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon.

  • 6.

    Keep the pan on the heat. Add in all the veg except the carrot. Stir fry for 4-5 mins. Add the beef back to the pan, along with any juices from the plate. Sprinkle in 2 tsp of the China 5 spice and toss together. Roughly chop the peanuts.

  • 7.

    Throw in the carrot strips. Toss together for 2 mins. Spoon the rice into warm bowls. Top with the beef stir-fry. Scatter over the chopped peanuts and serve with wedges of lime to squeeze over.

  • Tip

    China in your hands
    Our China 5 spice is a fragrant blend of star anise, fennel seeds, cloves, cassia and black pepper. Use any leftover spice to rub into chicken or duck breasts to transport you to the East.