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Aromatic Beef Rice Noodles Bowl with Green Onions

by Adina 09/03/2016 16 comments

A simple and very aromatic rice noodle bowl with beef, soy sauce, green onions and sesame seeds, really quick and delightful, not to mention totally figure friendly.

As I’ve said in the previous green onion posts, we all like green onions in this house but eat them mostly raw. I’ve never used them much in cooking before and when cooking for this series, I was really amazed how much more one can actually do with scallions. Although I have all my recipes ready for posting now and I don’t really need to cook much with green onions anymore, I keep finding new recipes and getting new ideas about yet another way to include the onions in different kind of dishes. Right now, I have two large tomatoes filled with chicken liver and green onions on a bed of more green onions and peas baking in the oven. I can tell you, that it smells amazing in my kitchen right now.

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Before I get to the recipe, I wanted to tell you a few words about the way to keep green onions fresh for a longer time. I found this on my own over the years of continuously buying green onions and getting annoyed at the green parts wilting way too quickly. Now I clean them, always remove a bit of the top and about a third of the greens. If the greens are in a good shape, I freeze them and use them when making broths or stocks.

So after cleaning the onions, I wash them very well and pack them in a double layer of kitchen paper without drying them first. I keep them in the fridge and they remain fresh for at least 4-5 days. This is the best way I found for keeping them fresh, but if you have other ideas, I’d be glad to hear about it.

This dish is very soupy, so be sure to use bowls when serving it. It can be a bit messy when eating, but it’s worth it! 🙂

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Aromatic Beef with Green Onions


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Serves: 4

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  • 450 ml/ 1 scant cup vegetable broth
  • 8 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 4 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 1 large piece of ginger
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 5 large green onions
  • 450 g/1 pound beef (flank or sirloin steak)
  • 200 g/ 7 oz sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup corn, canned or frozen
  • 200 g/ 7 oz rice noodles
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  1. Mix the vegetable broth, soy sauce, sherry, Chinese 5-spice powder, grated ginger and grated garlic in a larger pan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cut the onions into pieces, about 2,5 cm/ 1inch pieces and the beef into long thin strips.
  3. Add the green onions to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, add the beef and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. Add the sugar snap peas and cook for another 4 minutes or so until the beef and the sugar snap peas are tender.
  4. In the meantime cook the rice noodles according to the packet's instructions, I had to soak mine for 5 minutes in boiling water. Drain and stir in the sesame oil.
  5. Divide the noodles between 4 deep bowls and spoon the stir fry over them. The dish is quite soupy, so be sure to use deep bowls. Sprinkle with the roasted sesame seeds and serve.

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[email protected]'s Recipes 09/03/2016 - 20:23

It looks easy and quick to prepare…the noodle bowl with beef looks really tasty, Adina.

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:19

Thanks, Angie. It’s really quick and so flavorsome.

Kate @ Framed Cooks 09/03/2016 - 21:52

I do love noodle bowls, and I can almost smell the deliciousness of this one through the screen!!

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:19

Thank you, Kate. A good noodle bowl is really so comforting, isn’t it?

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 10/03/2016 - 17:28

Like I commented on your last post, we LOVE green onions over here, so keep the recipes coming! This bowl of beef looks and sounds delicious! So much noodle-y deliciousness in one bowl! Cheers!

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:20

Thank you, Cheyanne. A couple more recipes coming, I hope you’ll find something you like. 🙂

Kim | Low Carb Maven 10/03/2016 - 18:11

Adina, this is in my wheelhouse. I, too, have been experimenting with Asian flavors and this sounds perfect. Thanks for a great recipe!

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:21

Thank you, Kim, I am glad you like it! 🙂

Thao @ In Good Flavor 11/03/2016 - 02:37

I use green onions in my cooking like others use parsley. I love everything in this noodle bowl…I can just devour it!

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:21

Green onions are great, I couldn’t do without them! 🙂

Monica 11/03/2016 - 02:55

Delicious! I stir fry beef with green onions a lot for dinner. Sometimes, I do it with shrimp and it’s also good with eggs, kind of scrambled together. I need to buy some green onions!

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:23

Shrimps!!! Mmm! That’s a great idea, I think I would like that even more than the beef!

Meghan | Fox and Briar 12/03/2016 - 01:31

Such a good tip on keeping green onions fresh! I love them and cook with them often, but I almost always find some that have gone bad in my produce drawer. And this beef bowl looks absolutely delish.

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:07

Thank you, Meghan, glad I could help! I had the same problem for so long and I am glad to have found this way of keeping the green onions longer.

Beth 12/03/2016 - 12:29

That looks delicious! And thanks for the tip about green onions. I have exactly the same problem when I buy them and don’t use them right away.

Adina 13/03/2016 - 11:06

Thank you, Beth.


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