About 1 hr
Garlic & Sage Roasted Chicken with Carrots,
Potatoes & Broccoli
1 lb grilling steak (3/4 – 1” thickness – flat iron, New York) cut into 1” cubes
Drizzle of olive oil
½ tsp salt
½ tsp garlic granules
5 cracks fresh pepper
1 crown broccoli, cut into florets
1 ½ c short grain brown rice cooked to package instructions (note: the rice will take 45 minutes to cook)
1 tbsp butter (optional – to add to the rice when it’s done)
2 green onions, chopped
Sesame seeds to garnish
1 tbsp butter to sauté
½ c water
4 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp corn starch
2 tsp garlic granules (I mean it – 2!)
10 cracks fresh pepper
Step by Step Instructions
Put the rice on and cook to package instructions. Brown rice takes 45 minutes to cook so get it on the go and then put your feet up for a few minutes!
Place all sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk well to combine – set aside.
Place the beef cubes into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic granules as noted above. Mix until the beef is evenly coated.
Melt a tbsp of butter in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is hot add the cubes of beef and sear the beef on all sides, using tongs to turn the cubes as required. No need to cook through here – just sear nicely. This process should take less than 10 minutes, so try to time it to correspond with when the rice is almost done.
When the cubes are nicely seared add a ladle-full of sauce to the skillet and deglaze the pan (bring the sauce to a boil and scrape the crispy bits from the bottom of the pan), then add the rest of the sauce and the broccoli florets and keep at a soft boil until the sauce has thickened and the broccoli is bright green and tender crisp (less than 5 minutes).
By this time the rice should be done. Add a tbsp of butter to the cooked rice along with the chopped green onions, mix well and cover to keep warm until the beef and broccoli are done.
When everything is done share the rice to one side of each of 4 plates and share the beef and broccoli alongside the rice (or on top if you like!) then sit down and enjoy the garlicky deliciousness of the awesome dinner that you have created (It’s a fave around here – there won’t be leftovers!)