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Everybody knows I love Italian food, but I also love Chinese food!  If it’s not pizza, my go-to choice for take-out is Chinese!  But, it’s not the healthiest of choices on my health plan.  Until now…

As you’ve probably figured out, I do a lot of web surfing for recipes and ideas.  One of my favorite sites is Pinterest and I love how they offer suggested pins of things you might like.  But, I spent some time searching for healthy recipes and was able to find some really great ones that I will be sharing as I try them!  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m on a health journey and healthy recipes are an important part of my life now.

One of the ones I found was a Beef and Broccoli recipe that looked delicious!  It was all healthy ingredients and I decided to give it a try.  I’m glad I did!  Turned out fabulous and my husband and son LOVED IT!  My middle daughter wasn’t impressed, and my “almost vegetarian” 4 year old ate only the broccoli.  Ya know, because she’s “allergic to meat.”  But overall it was a hit.  For me, it is definitely another delicious, healthy recipe to add to my recipe list.  And one I will definitely be making again and again.

The recipe calls for fresh ginger, which I didn’t have, but I did have ground ginger.  So I ended up using that instead.  I also didn’t have any scallions, but I’m sure they would have added a nice fresh, crispy bite and added texture.  And when I went to the store, they were out of flank steak so I substituted rib-eye and then thinly sliced it myself.

I served it over riced cauliflower and the juice from the dish coated the cauliflower and gave it a really nice flavor.  With the added vegetables, this dish is quite filling and you definitely don’t feel like you’re missing any rice.  I was really amazed that it tasted so much like authentic beef and broccoli.

So, if you love Chinese food but are looking for a healthy alternative – look no further!  This one is it!  Enjoy!

Beef and Broccoli 

4 cups cauliflower rice
Non-Stick Cooking Spray (like Pam)
1 1/2 lbs. flank steak, thinly sliced
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chicken broth (or beef broth)
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 cup diced scallions
1 12 oz. package frozen riced cauliflower (or follow step 1 if using fresh cauliflower)

  1. Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat, add cauliflower rice, and cook until tender about 3-5 minutes.  Remove rice from skillet and set aside.  Place skillet back on stovetop over medium-high heat.
  2. Lightly grease the skillet and add the beef.  Cook until done, about 4-5 minutes, flipping beef slices halfway through to ensure both sides brown evenly.
  3. Add broccoli and broth to the skillet with the beef.  Cook until broccoli is just tender.
  4. Add the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and scallions.  Stir until combined.  Cook one to two minutes.  Remove from heat.
  5. If using frozen cauliflower, heat riced cauliflower in microwave according to package directions.  Serve beef and broccoli over cauliflower rice.

Recipe courtesy of Pinterest.