Beef and Peas Rice Bowls

A very easy and quick dish that’s going to satisfy your hunger after a busy day at work or if you have a little time to prepare your food. 

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I don’t know why sitting all day at work, doing almost nothing, still makes you feel tired. I haven’t planned what I have to cook after work, so my meals were mostly leftovers from the weekend. I am not complaining, but sometimes you crave for something. Think a delicious baked pasta or a warm brownies!

My new colleague asked me “Juju, are you okay? It seems like you are thinking about something very deeply.” I said “When I have this face on, I am thinking of what to cook or what to eat.” She was like “Seriously? If I have that face on, I must be thinking of my house rent and other bills to pay.” I told her “Well, I worry about that, too. But thinking about food makes me happier than thinking about bills or rents to pay.” And she willingly agreed. Yes? Yes!

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Being busy at work the whole day and having little time to prepare your meals, easy and quick dishes like this Beef and Peas Rice Bowls are very helpful and filling. I think I overdid the addition of green peas, but overall, the dish was delicious! It is totally a quick fix for some HANGRY fellas.

The dish was great! I had it for lunch and brought some as well for my lunch at work. I had to make adjustments to the source recipe as some of the ingredients were not available in my pantry, so I used what I had. I am glad that this still turned out lovely!

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Now, I am taking this easy, but delicious meal to this week’s Fiesta Friday #160. Of course, this amazing party is not possible without the lovely Angie. Thanks as well to our co-hosts this week, Anugya and Margy.

Beef and Peas Rice Bowls

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 400 g ground beef
  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ chicken cube (or 1 beef cube) dissolved in ¾ warm water
  • 4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water
  • Cooked white rice, to serve

Instructions:

  1. In a wok or deep skillet with high heat, add cooking oil.
  2. Add in garlic and onion. Cook until onion is translucent.
  3. Add ground beef until no longer pink, making sure to break up any large pieces.
  4. Add rice vinegar and chicken (or beef) stock.
  5. Reduce heat to low and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add in oyster sauce, soy sauce, ground black pepper and sesame oil (if using).
  7. Put a lid on and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Add in green peas and let cook for about a minute.
  9. Add in cornstarch slurry, while stirring constantly.
  10. Cook until the sauce has thicken or has reached your desired consistency.
  11. Place your cooked white rice in a bowl and top with cooked beef.

Notes:

Instead of dissolving chicken/beef cubes, you can use store-bought or homemade stock – the taste will be way better, I am sure. But I didn’t have it in my kitchen.

If you like this dish sweet, you can add little honey or brown sugar until desired taste is achieved. You can also add any spicy stuff like cayenne or chili flakes.  

If you prefer removing the peas, you can also do that. I love the texture, so I kept them in the recipe. You may also use spring onions.

I wish you all a relaxing and fantastic weekend! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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Silvanas

Cookie sandwich fully coated and filled with buttercream, then coated again with nut-biscuit crumbs. A frozen treat that so sinful, you’ll find yourself asking for more. 

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So imagine a meringue cookie sandwich with buttercream filling and coating, then again coated with nut-biscuit crumbs…

I know, I know! It’s sinful, yeah?

I’ve heard rumors about this frozen dessert, but I was afraid to make my own to the painful fact that I always burn meringue cookies. I found out that a new found friend was selling these cookies, so I purchased some. Considering that I LOVE meringue, there was no question asked – I instantly loved it and promised myself that I will also make my own.

So… tadaaaaa!

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This is so heavenly – the buttercream filling and coating with the melt in your mouth meringue cookies – PERFECT! I just had to keep myself away from the fridge so I don’t finish all in one sitting. 😛

Be happy that I didn’t finish everything so I could bring some to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #159 where Zeba and I are co-hosting. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to link up! 😉

Happy Fiesta Friday! 

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Silvanas

Ingredients:

For the meringue cookies:

  • 2 ¼ cups cashew nuts
  • 6 egg large whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½  cup white sugar

For the buttercream:

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾  cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk (I used fresh milk)

For the crumb coating:

  • ½ cup ground Marie biscuits
  • Reserved grounded cashew nuts from making the meringue cookies

Instructions:

To make the meringue cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, place cups of cashew nuts. Pulse until finely grounded. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until frothy. Gradually add white sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gently fold 1 ¾ cup of the grounded cashew nuts. Reserve the remaining.
  5. Transfer the meringue into a piping bag and pipe mixture on the baking sheets forming an oval shape.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the meringue cookies has turned lovely golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely. Once completely cooled, gently lift the meringue cookies from the baking sheet. Make sure not to stack them as they will stick. Set aside while making the buttercream.

To make the buttercream:

  1. In a bowl, add softened butter. Beat until creamy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined.
  3. Lastly, gradually add the milk. (If you think the milk is not enough, you can add little by little.)

To assemble the Silvanas:

  1. In a bowl, mix the remaining ground cashew nuts and Marie biscuits.
  2. Take 1 meringue cookie. With the flat side facing outside, spread buttercream on the other side. Place another meringue cookie on top of the buttercream (again, with the flat facing outside), making them look like a sandwich.
  3. Cover all sides with buttercream and coat the wafers with the crumb coating.
  4. Do the same with the others.
  5. Chill in the fridge or freeze before serving.

Source recipe: Silvanas by My Style Recipe

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Steak with Gochujang Sauce

Marinated steak with sweet, spicy and tangy gochujang sauce. Perfectly paired with corn on the cob and white rice. 

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Steak…

It’s one of the things I am afraid to cook. I am very impatient and I can’t help myself not to check the bottom side if it’s cooked or not. That’s also one of the reasons why I HATE FRYING. I think the only thing I can wait until it’s perfectly done is sunny side up egg. 😀

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Since the day I decided that my gochujang need to be used, I searched for recipes and one of the recipes I found was this one. Unfortunately, I don’t use mirin and sake, so made adjustments. I told the butcher that I want beef for my steak and he gave me the chuck part. Since it was my first time cooking a steak, instead of medium, I got well done. Oh, well… I might be better next time.

Overall, this steak with the gochujang sauce was incredible – sweet, spicy, tangy. I was also craving for corn that time so I paired it with corn on the cob and of course, a cup of white rice. They were perfect all together!

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Now, I am off to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #158 to share this lovely stuff! Thanks to Ai and Petra for co-hosting this week’s amazing party. And of course, a huge thanks to Angie, too. Happy Fiesta Friday, beautiful people!

Steak with Gochujang Sauce

Ingredients

  • 600g beef chuck, sliced into 3/4 thickness
  • 8 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, sliced
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 150ml rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp white sugar
  • ½  cup gochujang
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Spring onions (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, all ingredients except beef, spring onions and cornstarch. (You can do a taste test if you want and adjust accordingly.)
  2. Place beef in a ziplock bag or container. Pour some of the marinade enough to coat the beef. Keep in the fridge at least two hours or overnight. Reserve the remaining marinade and keep in the fridge.
  3. When ready to grill: take out the beef from the fridge and bring to room temperature.
  4. Using a pan, electric grill or over a charcoal, grill until desired doneness, basting both sides with the remaining marinade. (See this video on how to know the doneness of your beef)
  5. Remove steak from the grill and transfer to a plate. Let the steak rest at least 5 minutes before cutting.
  6. While waiting the steak to rest, place the remaining marinade to a small sauce pan and add about ½ tbsp cornstarch and simmer until a bit thick.
  7. Pour the sauce over the steak. Serve and enjoy!

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Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

Have an instant filling meal with this quick and easy to make spicy ramen noodle soup. 

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Another answer to a craving.

I think that’s always the start of my food posts, eh?

So I’ve been into Korean drama recently and I always see ramen in most of the episodes. Whenever I see the characters eating ramen, my craving becomes stronger and stronger. Well, you know how naughty I am when it comes to my eating habits… and I confess that I always keep instant/cup noodles with me. You know, anytime arrive at home starving, I can eat something. Instant fried noodles or noodle soup – I always have them. Don’t judge. 😀

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While watching one of the Korean drama (it’s romantic, comedy, drama, action, actually) episodes, I suddenly remembered that I made stir-fried ramen noodles that I haven’t posted here. I even cannot remember the ingredients I used. To satisfy the craving, I went to my long lost friend, Pinterest, and searched for a ramen noodle soup. The first thing that made my tummy rumbled was this 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup. I instantly made this with no hesitation.

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I really loved how this turned out – spicy, delicious and filling. The process of making this – easy peasy. The poached egg just made my cooking life miserable. 😀 I think I took longer time in poaching eggs than making the ramen itself. Haha! I added squid balls because I love them in my soup, but that is completely optional.

I am taking this delicious soup to Fiesta Friday #157 to warm your cold days or to make your warm days warmer. 😛 This week’s FF party is co-hosted by Su and Andrea. Of course, thanks to you, Angie.

Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ripe and firm tomato, chopped
  • ½ tbsp ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 300 ml water
  • 700 ml vegetable broth (or 700 ml water + 1 ½ veggie cube)
  • 10 squid balls (optional)
  • ½ tbps soy sauce
  • 2 packages ramen noodles (seasoning packet discarded)
  • Spring onions, sliced
  • Coriander, roughly chopped
  • Salt, or to taste
  • Poached eggs (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a pot with medium heat, add cooking oil.
  2. Add in onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. Cook until soft.
  3. Add in garlic powder and sriracha. Cook for a minute.
  4. Turn of the heat and add in 300 ml water. Place the mixture to a blender and pulse until smooth.
  5. Put back the mixture to the pot and turn on the heat.
  6. Add the broth, soy sauce, squid balls (if using) and simmer for 8 minutes. By this time, you may do a taste test and adjust accordingly.
  7. Add ramen noodles and simmer until the noodles are cooked.
  8. Turn off the heat and transfer the soup into bowls and garnish with sliced spring onion and cilantro. You can also top with poached eggs or soft boiled eggs.
  9. Serve and enjoy immediately! 😉

Source recipe: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Ramen Noodle Soup

Notes: 

This can be served in two large bowls or three medium bowls. 

You can start with 1 tbsp sriracha and when you do a test taste, you can add more if desired.

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Have a fantastic weekend and happy Fiesta Friday! 😉

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