Rice Noodle Salad with Asian-Style Beef

Rice Noodle Salad with Asian-Style Beef

Recipe Rating: 3.57689
Serves 4
This Asian inspired salad features complex flavors with slices of tender, marinated beef. Scallions, carrots, cucumber and chewy rice noodles are tossed in a light rice vinegar-sherry dressing. Serve atop whole leaves of butter lettuce. Leftovers offer a delicious cold lunch option the following day.
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free tamari
  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) piece steak, such as New York strip, rib eye or sirloin
  • 1 (8-ounce) package flat rice noodles
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sherry
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon lightly toasted sesame seeds
In a wide, shallow dish, combine the tamari, 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil, sugar, and pepper and stir to make a marinade. Add steak, turn to coat all over, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Prepare noodles according to package directions, cooking for use in salads. Drain noodles, run under cold water, then toss with 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a large bowl to prevent any sticking. Add green onions, carrots, and cucumbers, toss well and set aside.

Prepare a grill for medium heat cooking. Alternatively, preheat the broiler. Grill or broil steak for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until done to your liking. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes, then thinly slice and add to bowl with noodles.

Whisk sherry, rice vinegar, remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil, mirin, salt, and pepper together in a bowl to make a dressing. Pour dressing over steak and noodles and toss gently to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 250 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 50mg cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 19g protein.
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