Hello there. As promised, here are the two other dishes I served for the boy's lunch box. I originally planned to make four, but classes were suspended Tuesday because of the typhoon so here are the other two.
|Babirang, Rice Spice (Korean)|
Lunchbox #2 contained Beef Teppanyaki with Enoki Mushrooms which was really just a stir-fry with some onions, the mushrooms and a bit of butter. The fried rice was seasoned with a sweetish onion sauce a la Pepper Lunch which I made by sweating finely minced onion until they were translucent. I steeped them overnight with equal parts mirin and Japanese Soy, around 1 tablespoon each. In the morning I used that sauce to season the fried rice and to that I added some sweet corn and spring onions. I shaped it in a flat bottomed container, topped it with some more corn and Babirang, a Korean rice spice mix. Also packed some fudge brownies I baked during the height of the typhoon the previous day.
Lunchbox #3 was transformed into Beef with Brocolli, another stir-fry. I cooked the brocolli separately and just seasoned it in salt. When it was done, I put it aside and sauteed in the same pan the remaining beef with 2 slices of ginger and a yellow onion. And that's it! If you want this dish to taste more Chinese, you can add some oyster sauce and finish it off with a few dribbles of Sesame Oil. The rice in this lunch ox was again sprinkled with that yummy Babirang. :-)
So, there you go. One cut, 3 dishes. There's a lot more you can do with this very versatile cut of meat. You can try most anything to toss it with to make exciting stir-fries. Just pay attention to the combination of taste, texture, color and you're well on your way to making a better lunch box for your dear kids.
Hope that helped!