Sesame Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry




  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Stir Fry

  • 500g beef strips
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon corn powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon beef stock powder
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • White rice, to serve


  1. In a medium bowl add marinade ingredients: garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, Chinese five spice, and black pepper. Mix.
  2. Add beef strips and stir to coat.
  3. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for at least 4-8 hours (preferably overnight).
  4. Meanwhile, cook rice following packet directions and prepare vegetables.
  5. Begin to make sauce: in a jug add water and corn powder. Whisk together.
  6. Add to jug garlic, ginger, stock powder, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and set aside.
  7. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat.
  8. Strain meat from marinade, then stir fry meat in small batches, for 1 to 2 minutes, until just browned. Don’t overcook as meat will continue to cook while resting. Transfer meat from pan and place on a plate.
  9. Heat remaining oil, then add carrots, snow peas and spring onion. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until just browned. Spring onions will cook quickly, do not burn.
  10. Return beef to pan and pour in sauce mix. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and allow to cook for a further 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with rice.