SERVING SIZE: 6
PREP TIME: 15 mins
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds lean beef flank steak, cut into 1/4-inch slices against the grain
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 large onion, sliced
1 head broccoli, cut into florets (about 6 cups)
1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 cups cooked brown rice
1. In a small bowl, whisk together broth, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, five-spice powder and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok. Season flank steak with salt and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Remove to a plate. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil; add onion, broccoli, green beans and carrot. Stir-fry 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add 1/4 cup water during last 2 minutes of cooking time and cover.
3.Add broth and soy sauce mixture; bring to a boil and cook 1 minute, until thickened. Stir in beef and any accumulated juices and heat through.
4. Sprinkle with almonds and serve immediately over cooked brown rice.