Sesame Beef Bowls


Rice bowl are great recipe for a re-heatable lunch idea. Add some sesame beef for protein along with steamed vegetables. Food blogger Marc Matsumoto shares why starch is the trick to this recipe in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.

Yield: 2 servings



  • 250 grams (9 ounces) tender cut of beef thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil


  1. In a bowl, combine the beef, Shaoxing, ginger and garlic and thoroughly mix together. Add the potato starch and mix to combine.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the water, soy sauce and sugar and stir to combine.
  3. Add the sesame seeds to a sauté pan and heat over medium high heat. Toast the sesame seeds until they are golden brown, swirling them around the pan constantly to ensure they brown evenly.
  4. Once the sesame seeds are well toasted, transfer them to a plate and add the sesame oil to the pan along with the beef.
  5. Stir-fry the beef until there are no red bits left, and then add the soy sauce mixture. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until it’s turned into a thick sauce that coats the meat.
  6. Add the toasted sesame seeds, and then serve the beef over steamed Asian greens on rice.
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