This recipe is an excellent one for getting the right balance of meat and vegetables in your diet at a cost that does not break the family budget. The sukiyaki recipe is a great example of the healthy, flavor-oriented nature of Asian home cooking.
Two medium size slices of rump steak or four slices of porterhouse steak 250grams green beans 10 button mushrooms 3 medium size carrots 3 medium parsnips Bunch of shallots Medium size can of crushed pineapple or pineapple pieces Packet of unsalted or salted cashews 3 tablespoons of soy sauce Tablespoon of cornflour 2 tablespoons of olive oil Approximately 2 cups of water Teaspoon of white or brown sugar One and a half cups of Basmati or brown rice Preparation
Remove all fat from steak. Cut steak into reasonably small square chunks and place in bowl. Wash mushrooms in sink and separate stalks from rest of mushrooms. Heat one tablespoon of oil in wok or large frying pan to moderate temperature and add mushrooms. Saut mushrooms until light brown on both sides (approximately one minute) and remove from wok or pan and place in bowl.
If necessary, add one extra tablespoon of oil to wok and heat on moderate temperature until oil is close to bubbling. Add sliced steak to wok and stir fry until meat is brown and cooked through (approximately 10 to 15 minutes). Remove meat from wok and place in bowl.
Wash beans in sink of cold water. Peel and cut carrots and parsnips into reasonably small pieces and add to empty wok or frying pan. Cut beans into small lengths of around 10 millimeters and add to wok. Pour enough water into wok or pan to almost cover sliced beans, carrots and parsnips and add teaspoon of white or brown sugar. Heat water in wok or pan until almost boiling and reduce temperature. Simmer beans, carrots and parsnips for 5 minutes.
Add cooked steak and cooked mushrooms to beans, parsnips and carrots already in wok or pan. Wash and peel shallots. Slice shallots into short lengths of around 10 millimeters. Add shallots to other ingredients in wok or pan. Pour in 3 tablespoons of soy sauce (or more if desired). Add tablespoon of corn flour to other ingredients in wok or pan to thicken mixture. Bring wok or pan to a moderate temperature and reduce to simmer for up to 30 minutes or longer (depending on how well cooked you require the vegetables to be) while stirring occasionally.
Cook rice in separate rice cooker and serve with sukiyaki. Place bowl of cashews and bowl of pineapple pieces on table to be added to meal when eating if desired.