Cooking With Sensei – Asian Stir Fry

This week on cooking with Sensei we are going to stir fry it up! We’re making an Asian stir fry with lean beef and jasmine rice. If you’re looking for fast and easy, this is the recipe for you. This meal is not only balanced but super tasty too. It’s loaded with color from all the vegetables and packed with protein from the lean beef. We pair it up with some light fluffy jasmine rice, creating the perfect balanced dish! Eating healthy can sometimes get boring, so getting different flavors from around the world will help you stick with it. 

Cooking With Sensei – Asian Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • Jasmine rice, cook according to packaging
  • Lean shaved beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red, orange & yellow peppers, chopped
  • Asparagus, chopped
  • Mushrooms, quartered
  • Marinade, I like to use Korean BBQ

Instructions

  1. First thing you need to do is get the rice cooking. I usually use a rice cooker to keep it simple but you can just cook the rice according to the packaging.
  2. Next, chop up all the vegetables and heat up a pan with a tablespoon of oil.
  3. You’re going to start sautéing the peppers over medium heat first, then add in the asparagus, then the mushrooms. Once you see them start to brown and soften take them off the heat.
  4. Now start to brown the beef but don’t cook it all the way through.
  5. Combine the vegetables with beef and stir in any marinade you’d like. I choose to use to a Korean BBQ marinade that was low in sodium and sugar. The flavor is out of this world.
  6. Just pair it with your rice and watch your portions. This should hit the spot, enjoy!

 

Sensei’s Tips

Eat mindfully.

This just means paying full attention to what you eat without distractions. Eating mindfully helps you notice your body’s hunger and fullness cues, so that you can actually know when you’ve had enough to eat. 

Use smaller plates and utensils.

People tend to fill their plates about 70% full, regardless of plate size. If you’re trying to cut down portions size, it’s easier to do when you eat with a smaller plate and utensils.

Drink a glass of water before or with your meal.

Besides the typical benefits of drinking water, drinking it before or with your meal helps with digestion and typically reduces the possibility of overeating.

Motivational Quote

Your body is your most priceless possession. Take care of it.

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