Sesame beef stir-fry with baby corn

Sesame beef stir-fry with baby corn



  • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 500g sirloin steak, a couple of centimetres thick
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown rice vinegar
  • 1 large brown onion, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized head of broccoli, cut into little florets
  • 6 ears of baby corn
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • steamed rice to serve


Mix half of the soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic together in a bowl and add the steak. Set aside to marinate for half an hour.

Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat, then add the oil and cook the steaks for 3 minutes on each side (for medium-rare). Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and let it rest while you cook the rest of the meal.

Mix together the remaining soy sauce, brown sugar and the vinegar and set aside. Return the frying pan to the heat, add a little more oil and cook the onions for five minutes or until softened. Add the broccoli and baby corn and stir fry for a couple more minutes or until just tender.

Finally, pour in the soy and rice vinegar mixture and toss to combine. Slice the steak into thin strips and add this to the stir-fried vegetables. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and spring onions and serve with steamed rice.

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Serving Suggestions


  • If you can't get fresh baby corn, you can use tinned baby corn in its place.
  • To lightly toast sesame seeds, swirl them around a non-stick pan over a medium heat for a minute or two until lightly golden. Keep a close eye on them – they risk becoming burnt sesame seeds extremely quickly!
  • You can swap the baby corn with sliced carrots, celery, capsicum or other vegetables if you prefer.
  • For a different take, try serving with egg noodles instead of rice.
  • This is also delicious to eat the next day, so make a double-batch for school or a work lunch!
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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