20-Minute Beef and Broccoli

Thanks to frozen broccoli and brown rice, you'll have a dinner everyone will love faster than Uber Eats can deliver, and no dirty pans or pipinghot wok to handle. You can combine the beef with the soy sauce mixture (and store it in that microwave-safe bowl) up to a day in advance.

20-Minute Beef and Broccoli
Servings: 4 to 6 Yield: 4 1/2 cups beef mixture plus 1 3/4 cups rice Active Time 10 mins Total Time 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound skirt steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips (or cubes)
  • 1 9 - 10 ounce package frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 10 ounce package frozen brown rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Make It

Make It

1. Whisk together the cornstarch, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and salt in a large (2-qt.) microwave-safe bowl. Add the garlic and skirt steak, and toss with tongs to combine. Layer the bell pepper over the beef mixture, followed by the frozen broccoli.

2. Cover the bowl tightly with a glass lid or plastic wrap and cook for 8 minutes on high. Remove the bowl; carefully take off the lid or plastic wrap. Stir the mixture to combine, and return to the microwave, uncovered, for 5 more minutes on high, stirring once. The beef and broccoli is done when the beef is no longer pink and the broccoli is tender-crisp.

3. Remove the beef and broccoli from the microwave to cool slightly. Heat the frozen rice according to the package directions. Serve the beef and broccoli over the rice. Top with sesame seeds, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 334, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 101, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 31, Monounsaturated fat (g): 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1, Trans fatty acid (g): 1, fiber (g): 4, sugar (g): 3, pro. (g): 28, vit. A (RE): 159, vit. C (mg): 69, Thiamin (mg): , Riboflavin (mg): 1, Niacin (mg): 9, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg): 1, Folate (µg): 56, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg): 4, sodium (mg): 805, Potassium (mg): 661, calcium (mg): 59, iron (mg): 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.