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Orange Beef with Cilantro Rice

March 2007
Orange Beef with Cilantro Rice

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Don't skimp on the orange peel—it brings intense, tangy flavor to the beef.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients
  • Grated peel of 1 orange and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 pound skirt steak, thinly sliced on the diagonal and slices halved crosswise
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 bunch scallions, white parts thinly sliced and green parts cut into 1-inch-long pieces
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt
Directions
  1. Place the orange peel and juice in a large bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and the soy sauce and vinegar. Add the steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, bring the rice and 1 3/4 cups water to a boil. Cover; simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork and keep warm.
  3. In a wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat. Using tongs, transfer the meat from the marinade to the wok and cook, turning once, for 5 minutes. Transfer the meat to a plate.
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and the scallions to the wok and cook over medium heat, stirring, until wilted, 2 minutes. Transfer to the beef. Pour the marinade into the wok and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and reduce by half. Whisk in the sugar and return the steak and scallions to the wok; turn to coat.
  5. Stir the cilantro into the rice; season with salt. Mound some rice and beef onto each plate.
Tip PAIR WITH
  • RockBare McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004 (Australia)
Tip Swap it
  • Flavor the rice with parsley instead of cilantro.