I wanted to cook something very savory since my two babies lost their appetite while they were sick with stomach flu (I mean who wouldn't?). Mongolian is just the right dish for that. They always seem to have entrees that seem to burst in your mouth and punch you in the face (oops maybe delete that second description :P).
What is it about Mongols that seems to err.. Be so feisty! Rawr! Genghis Khan! Rawr! Lands to conquer! Rawr! Spice! Extra rice pa! Rawr! Okay maybe you get the picture na. Heehee.
Let me go straight to the recipe before I get distracted again by my own wit and humor. Ahem! :)
Around 4-5 cups of cooked rice
400 - 500g of good quality beef tenderloin strips (cut into bite sizes)
Red onions thinly sliced
Red bell pepper thinly sliced
Carrots thinly slided
1 can of corn kernels (I only put half of what's in the can since I ate the other half haha)
1 small can of button mushroom
1/4 cup: honey, oyster sauce, sweet chilli sauce
Cayanne pepper (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
1) Boil the beef in a small amount of water (just enough to slightly cover them - read: hindi naman pang nilaga levelz - just enough water para lang lumambot)
2) Let the water evaporate and add a bit of oil to brown the beef. Set aside.
3) Saute the red onion, carrots, and red bell pepper in the oil. Add the beef bullion
4) Add the mushroom and corn kernels. Saute for 2-3 minutes until they get happy together. :)
5) Then add the equal parts: honey, oyster sauce, and sweet chilli sauce. Add a little bit of salt and pepper (para masaya!)
6) Add the rice and mash it with the sauce like there's no tomorrow! (My hubby kindly volunteer to pre-mash the rice prior to it being added to the pan - this is what you do to the rice when you prepare sinangag)
Mothers, another optional ingredient pala that I used is sesame oil. I used about a tablespoon of it mixed with a few drizzles of olive oil when I sauteed the veggies. The sesame oil adds that extra oomph. Although be careful not to use too much of it because it can be quite overppwering on the dish. :-)
Happiness yan friends. Trust me. Try na! Sorry I have no actual photo of the finished product. Na excite kameng lahat masyado to eat it. The rice just smelled so heavenly!
Why don't you cook this recipe and take a pic so I can add it to this blog entry. Hehe.
I decided to make this dish again this weekend since hubby liked it so much. So I now have photos to show yah! :-)
Some of the ingredients from my pantry-
Finished product (it tastes better than it looks!)