I thought I’d combine steak with fried rice this week and the name of the dish is: “Steaks Is High Fried Rice.”
The name comes from an experience I had in New York years ago walking down 14th Street with a friend. A guy had a table set up with bootleg CD’s he was selling and I noticed a CD single by De La Soul and the song was “Stakes is High.” But on the bootleg cover they spelled it “Steaks Is High.” That really cracked us up and we said it was a song about the rising cost of meat in grocery stores!
So that’s the story behind the title of today’s featured dish, now let’s get cooking!
The ingredients this week include: Ty Ling Hot Chinese Mustard, chopped onions Dawn Fresh Mushroom Steak Sauce, Giorgio Shiitake Mushrooms, Kodiak Cakes Brownie in a Cup, Sugar Birthday letters, Boneless Strip Steak, Minute Rice, Grade A Eggs, Jaymo’s Awesome Sauce Marinade, Carrots, Shredded Red Cabbage, Cole Slaw and Asian Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing.
All ingredients were purchased at the Schnucks on University Street.
The Night Before
We have to start preparing this meal the night before to let a couple items refrigerate. The first is we need to make a marinade for the steak to sit in overnight to tenderize it.
The base is the Jaymo’s Awesome Sauce Marinade and to that I added some dollops of A-1 Sauce, Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Asian Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing and minced onion flakes.
Now we’ll poke holes in the steak with a fork and put it in the fridge and let it tenderize overnight.
For fried rice, it’s best to cook the rice the night before and let it refrigerate overnight. That way the rice doesn’t get all mushy when you cook it. So I microwaved it, put it in a Tupperware container and into the fridge it goes. Hmmm, now what should we do for the rest of the evening? Oh I know…
Let’s drink beer and watch a Beatles video that is perfect for this evening!
The Next Evening
Alright, first things first and I think we’ll start the cooking process by opening up another beer! Then we’ll take the tenderized strip steak and put it under the broiler. I put it on the second rack so it doesn’t cook too fast while we prepare the rest of the meal.
Here’s a little Marty Meals tip, do the dishes as you move along, that way there’s not a huge pile when you’re done.
We’re making a mushroom sauce for the fried rice and it consists of two cans of Dawn Fresh Mushroom Steak Sauce, a jar of Giorgio Shiitake Mushroom Slices and a healthy dollop of Ty Ling Hot Chinese Mustard.
That all gets stirred together and we’ll let it simmer on a medium low heat and let those flavors come together.
Now we take the chopped carrots and onion and put them in a pre-heated skillet and add some Soy Sauce. Those will simmer as we keep moving along!
Sorry Mr. Egg Man, but you’re about to get all cracked up!
Two eggs get whisked and then added to the skillet where we’ll scramble them loosely and add them to the carrot and onion mixture.
Then we add the rice from last night, stir over a high heat, add some more soy sauce and then sample.
It tastes great and would be fine just like this, but we’re going to raise the steaks on this meal!
The steak comes out from the broiler and we’re going to cut it up into medium sized pieces. I tried one and this steak is so tender and tasty, it literally melts in your mouth!
We’ll add the steak and then the mushroom sauce and the fried rice is all done! That was quick and easy, cheesy, peasy!
For a side dish I combined the shredded red cabbage and cole slaw and dressed it with the Asian Sesame Ginger salad dressing so it would be a nice, crispy compliment to the fried rice. Okay, time to plate it all up!
It looks delicious, now let’s dig in!
The Asian Cole slaw is crispy and the Sesame Ginger salad dressing has a nice sweet yet somewhat spicy zing to it.
The Steaks Is High Fried Rice is really tasty. Lots of flavors going on in this dish! The steak is tender and succulent and the rice and vegetables add a nice crunch to the meal. Now it’s time for dessert!
I found this at the store and it really intrigued me. It’s a Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie in a cup! You add water and microwave it and supposedly a tasty brownie happens. Let’s see if that’s true!
I bought some sugar birthday letters to add a little decoration to the brownie in a cup!
Well, this is kind of like eating sweet dirt, not the best brownie I’ve ever had, but at least the main course was tasty and delicious!