Disclosure: I am partnering with Green Giant. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for an easy and low carb option to the typical beef and broccoli with rice, this twist on a classic will have your mouth and body thanking me! My family has requested this nearly daily since I made it two weeks ago and this incredible low carb beef with riced broccoli will make those taste buds dance.
I have really been working to move all my recipes to a lower carbohydrate index. It has been challenging but thankfully I have a few things helping make that transition easier. Not all recipes are easy to move and some (like this one) still have a few more carbs than I would like, but at just over 6 carbs per serving, this low carb beef and riced broccoli is much lower than the original 55 carbs that it once was!
The ingredients were actually super simple and aside from grabbing the riced broccoli and cut strips of round steak and onion, I had everything in my cabinets. Brown sugar, corn starch, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic salt (or powder), ground ginger and water, wrap up the rest of the ingredients needed to make this amazing dinner option.
Cooking to Perfection!
This recipe is made in 5 steps, each taking only a few minutes to complete. That is part of the reason that I really liked making this. From start to finish (even with filming and photos happening) it took me a total of 20 minutes.
Steps 1 & 2 include mixing together the coating for the beef and then browning the beef. The beef coating is just corn starch, garlic salt and water. Mix it well in a bowl and then add the meat and evenly coat. Once coated, place it in a oiled pan and brown until cooked thoroughly.
For step 3, you want to make the sauce mixture that will go over the entire meal. Using soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, water and corn starch you combine in a bowl quickly and set aside.
Using Green Giant Riced Broccoli, pour that into a skillet and add some chopped onions for step 4. Cook it down until the onions soften. I love the Green Giant line of frozen veggie options because they are really working towards offering more ready to make ingredients for people like me that are looking to have lower carb options right from the fridge or freezer. From riced veggies to spiraled options to great alternatives to fried potatoes, they have something for everything and there are so many options you can do with them.
Step 5 has you simply combining the sauce created in step 3 with the riced broccoli and onions and simmering it down for just a few minutes. I love that the broccoli acts as both a main ingredient to beef and broccoli and that it is also the “rice”. My kids love broccoli so they had no problem digging into this and my husband (who is not a fan of vegetables) ate 2 servings of this low carb beef and riced broccoli.
Recipe & Ingredient Details
Low Carb Beef & Riced Broccoli
This low carb beef and riced broccoli recipes will make your taste buds scream for more! Slightly over 6 carbs per serving, this meal is great for dinner!
- 1 lb Sliced Beef Round Steak
- 2 bags Green Giant Riced Broccoli
- 1/2 medium Diced white onion
- 3 tbsp divided corn starch 2 tbsp for meat covering and 1 tbsp for sauce mixture
- 10 tbsp water 2 tbsp for meat covering and rest for sauce mixture
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground ginger
1. Combine 2 tbsp of corn starch, 2 tbsp of water and garlic powder in a small bowl.
2. Add the sliced round steak to the bowl and coat the meat completely
3. Brown the meat in a lightly oiled skillet.
4. In another bowl mix together 8 tbs (1/2 cup) of water, soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger and 1 tbsp of corn starch together. Set aside.
5. Remove cooked meat from skillet and set aside. Place Green Giant riced broccoli and diced onion in skillet and cook thoroughly.
6. Add meat into the broccoli and onion and then pour the sauce mixture over everything. Simmer while stirring for about 2 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and serve!
For a video showing the process, check the one I made out below. It shows me going through everything from start to finish and shows you how it should look as you are working through the recipe.
Adjustments For Future
We really enjoyed this meal. I only used one bag of the Green Giant Riced Broccoli, so for the future, I do plan to use two bags and to chop the onions a bit more finely, however that is just a preference. It still tasted great. I will also probably use low sodium soy sauce and stick to garlic powder over garlic salt as this recipe can naturally take on a bit more of a salty taste than the majority may like.