Fast Recipes

Stir-fried beef with rice noodles and mushrooms

Fresh rice noodles have wonderful texture. Adding them to your go-to stir-fry adds a special touch, as do the chilli oil and mix of mushrooms we've opted for here.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4
Stir-fried beef with rice noodles and mushrooms
Stir-fried beef with rice noodles and mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 200 gm thinly sliced beef fillet
  • 100 ml peanut or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200 gm mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake, enoki and black fungi
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 500 gm fresh rice noodles, sliced into 1cm ribbons (see note)
  • 2 tbsp each dark soy sauce and light soy sauce
Beef marinade
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cornflour
Chilli-vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Chinese black rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp roast chilli flakes in oil

Method

  • 1
    Combine beef marinade ingredients in a bowl, add beef, stir to coat and stand to marinate for 15 minutes, then drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, for chilli-vinegar, combine ingredients and set aside.
  • 3
    Heat 25ml oil in a wok over high heat, add beef, ginger and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant and beef is browned (2-3 minutes), then set aside.
  • 4
    Heat another 25ml oil in wok, add mushrooms and spring onion and stir-fry until just tender (1-2 minutes), add to beef and set aside.
  • 5
    Add remaining oil and noodles to wok and stir-fry until just golden (4-5 minutes), add soy sauces, season to taste and toss to combine. Toss with beef mixture and serve hot with chilli-vinegar.

Notes

Fresh rice noodles are available from Asian grocers and select delicatessens.