Try this Steak Fajita Fried Rice for a restaurant quality dinner at home! Seared beef and peppers just like a fajita recipe, tossed with fluffy rice and seasonings!
Super Delicious Steak Fried Rice
Steak fried rice made even better by adding fajita style vegetables and deliciously seasoned rice. This steak fajita fried rice is something to write home about, my friends.
It’s the perfect way to use up leftover steak from dinner last night. Or if you’re like us, you’ll be grilling up a steak just to make this fried rice.
And talk about an awesome way to get your kids to eat their veggies. This fried rice recipe will be gobbled up in minutes, and no one will give a second thought about the fact that it’s actually good for you, too.
Do You Have To Use A Wok To Make Fried Rice?
You don’t have to make fried rice in a wok. The great thing about using a wok is that it’s a deep skillet that can withstand a very high temperature.
Deep enough that you can make a giant amount of this steak fried rice and not have everything spill out the sides. Also using a large surface area helps to properly sear the ingredients instead of steaming them.
However, you do need a pan that can withstand a high cooking temperature, as we are going to be cooking this fried rice over fairly high heat.
That could be a wide, deep dutch oven, a large, deep skillet or even a large cast iron skillet.
What Are Some Tips For Making The Best Fried Rice?
There are a few tricks for making really delicious tasting fried rice at home. One is to make the rice ahead of time and let it cool in the refrigerator.
The rice will become more firm this way and the grains will separate making for a more authentic fried rice, not mushy fired rice that no one wants.
Another great tip is to grab a couple of containers of rice from your local Chinese take out place and use that instead of making your own rice.
We usually make our own and let it cool but whenever we have leftover rice from getting take out, you can be we’re making fried rice the next day.
To make this steak fried rice mimic those smoking hot fajita flavors, you do have to get a slight char on your meat and vegetables.
So get your wok really hot with some canola oil and let you beef and vegetable get some good color on them before you mix them in with the rice.
What Can You Substitute In This Fried Rice Recipe?
- Rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken
- Ground beef or pork
- Firm tofu
- Keep the meat out for a vegetarian dinner!
- Broccoli, cabbage, peas, sliced carrots or any leftover vegetables you have on hand!
- Brown rice or cauliflower rice instead of white rice
If you’re not a fried rice convert by now, I’ve got some more CRAZY good recipes for you to try!
Looking For More Fried Rice Recipes?
- Chicken Fried Rice
- BBQ Pork Fried Rice
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Italian Fried Rice Recipe
- Philly Cheesesteak Fried Rice
- Hibachi Pork Fried Rice
This delicious fried rice recipe can be made with leftover steak or ground beef too! This steak fried rice is perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties or a fun family dinner!
- For The Steak:
- 1 pound steak sliced into thin pieces (flank steak, London broil, skirt steak)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
For The Peppers & Onions:
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 cups sliced peppers, any color
- 1 cup sliced red onion
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh black pepper to taste
For The Rice:
- 5 cups cooked, cooled rice
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Squeeze of fresh lime juice (optional)
- Add the sliced steak to a bowl and along with the seasonings for the steak. (except the oil)
- Heat a large wok or deep skillet with 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium high heat. Once the wok is heated, add the steak and separate the slices as best you can.
- Let the steak sear for a couple of minutes before you toss the steak, then let it sear again on the other side. This will only take about 2 minutes per side if you steak is sliced thin.
- Remove the steak from the wok and place it in a bowl, covered with foil.
- Add the pepper and onions to the wok along with another 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Season the peppers and onions with salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the cooked rice to the wok along with the soy sauce, sesame oil and Worcestershire sauce. Toss together with the peppers and onions then taste for seasonings. Add more salt, pepper or soy sauce if needed.
- Add the sliced steak back to the wok and toss with the rice, just a minute or so to heat through since the steak is already cooked.
- Serve in large bowls with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
If you are using leftover steak, just slice and add it to the wok along with the seasonings. Cook for 2 minutes just to sear and heat through.
You can cook the rice and let it cool on a sheet pan in the refrigerator before using. Also, you can use leftover rice from your Chinese food dinner!
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
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