Spicy Orange Beef is healthy, easy, and fast!
The beef is tender, the sauce is spicy and citrus-y. Spicy Orange Beef comes together so fast, you put the pot on for the rice and by the time the water boils and the rice cooks for 10 minutes, your all done and ready to sit down to a healthy and tasty meal.
The original recipe comes from Cooking Light. I have adapted it to my liking and that is the recipe below.
I doubled the amount of sauce, because I like a little more sauce. I also doubled the amount of rice, because I wanted each person to have a full serving each. And I also use less crushed red pepper.
The original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and that is way too hot for me. You could adjust it to your liking.
The first time I made it I didn’t have much experience with crushed red pepper and I put the whole 1/2 teaspoon in. We could hardly eat it! We don’t like things too spicy, so I only use about 1/8 teaspoon, even now.
The original recipe instructs you to mix the 1/2 teaspoon of salt with the rice after it cooks, but I leave it out because we are trying to cut down on our sodium intake. You could certainly add it in if you would like.