Some of you may have noticed the new badge on my site for The Canadian Living Blogger Network. This is something I'm very excited about. I was chosen to be part of this new blogger network. Today I am doing my first post for them by recreating in my kitchen Canadian Living's recipe for Beef and Broccoli Brown Rice Bowl. I was a little nervous before attempting this recipe as I have never cooked steak before. Usually when I make a recipe that calls for steak I substitute pasanday which I believe are veal cutlets.
So to get started on this recipe I had to hunt down some Halal Beef Flank Steak. My regular butcher only carries flank steak in the summer. He advised I try the Middle Eastern meat markets as they usually carry it year round. I tracked down a butcher who carries Beef Flank Steak and now I was ready for my first try at cooking steak!
This recipe is labelled as being "Quick and Easy" and I have to agree. This was very easy to put together. This recipe has a lot of vegetables which is a big plus for us! The addition of brown rice was a great change from our usual Basmati Rice. This meal took 20 minutes to cook plus prep time. It is a great dish to make on a busy weeknight. I used vegetable stock instead of the sodium-reduced beef broth listed in the recipe since you cannot get ready made Halal beef broth. The vegetable stock I used had no salt added so I increased the amount of salt in the recipe to compensate.
Overall I thought this was a great weeknight meal. It came together very quickly. The flavour was mild for our taste buds so next time I will increase the amount of garlic and ginger and sprinkle some red chilli flakes on top.
For the recipe please head over to Canadian Living!
Disclosure: I am a part of the Canadian Living Blogger Network and received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.