Secret Ingredient Stir-Fry {hint: It’s OJ}

The other night I made this bomb-A stir-fry…tons of veggies, and few simple ingredients.  It’s definitely one for the books.

My brother had to do some laundry, and my frat bros {Jimmy and Andrew} were gone for work.  So I did my elderly sisterly duty and let him do some laundry at my place while I flexed my cooking muscles.  It was also my first shot at cauliflower rice with my Ninja.  Oh…my…gosh…so easy!

This happened in point two seconds…I’m almost not sure if I even hit the button, or the Ninja just knew to do this in the blink of an eye.  Ninja don’t play.  I then followed this basic recipe for standard cauliflower rice.  Super easy and I’ve decided that I’m making this all of the time now.  I don’t even like really like rice anyway, except for fried rice, but that’s like the candy of all rice…so it doesn’t count.

I then sliced rib eye steak and marinated it for three hours in 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 1 tsp of onion powder, 1 tsp of garlic powder, and 1 cup of OJ.  I only meant to marinate it for an hour but it somehow turned into three, so if you only have an hour I’m sure that will work also.

For the sauteed veggies I included the following {you can use whatever you want..that’s the beauty of it!  Serves 3-4}:

1 cup of shredded carrots
1 cup of steamed snap peas
1/2 of a tomato
1 cup of chopped zucchini
1 cup of chopped yellow squash
1/2 of a red bell pepper
1 banana pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
S&P to taste
1/2 cup of OJ
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp of Olive Oil

I cooked all of the parts of the recipe in separate skillets over medium heat until each were done.  Veggies went first so that they could cook until they were tender.

It’s a little steamy, but that’s a stovetop full of goodness if you ask me.  You like Jimmy’s Pottery Place spoon rest?  Yea, me too.  His apt in grad school was the 626.  That’s some pretty impressive painting skillz, Jimbo.

When it’s all said and done, top the cauliflower rice with veggies and beef {and a little General Tso’s sauce if you have any}, and viola!

This was amazing…and you should make it tonight.  I never thought Orange Juice would play such a huge role in my stir-fry.  The original idea came from my mom, she makes this amazing Asian marinade that incorporates Orange Juice, so I thought I would simplify it and give this a try.  Needless to say, it worked.

Have you guys tried cauliflower rice before?  Any other “secret” ingredients for your Asian dishes?

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