Friday, June 28, 2013

Stir-Friday: Teriyaki Beef, Harusame, and Local Veggies!

IT'S THE WEEKEND and you know what that means! It's time to kickoff the first ever Stir-Friday here at The G-Free Guide!!! Today I present to you harusame, or mung bean noodles. They're a traditional Japanese noodle used for many different dishes. You can add them to stir-fry, soups, and spring rolls. They're usually made from mung bean starch, and are completely translucent when cooked. They're so fun to play with in the kitchen! Now, onward to the good stuff!

1 lb Beef 
3 c Fresh Veggies 
1 package Harusame (Mung Bean Noodles)
3 tbs San-J Teriyaki Sauce
1 tbs San-J Tamari 
1tsp Rice Vinegar 
Sriracha, Salt, and Pepper (optional/to-taste)

*Disclaimer: I don't measure any spices or sauces when I cook, so everything is a general "ball park" estimate. Add or remove ingredients based on personal preference! :)

Use a LARGE pan or wok to cook this in! First and foremost, brown the beef with 1 tbs each of the teriyaki and tamari sauce. Add sriracha, salt, and pepper as well if you'd like. Cook at med/high heat. Once finished, drain and lower heat to medium. 

Next, add veggies to the drained meat, and boil water for the noodles. DO NOT COOK NOODLES YET!!! They only take 4 minutes to cook, so that's the last thing you do. When you add your veggies, add another tbs or two of the teriyaki, and tamari sauce. Also add 1 tsp rice vinegar. This is when I whip out more sriracha because I like things spicy. I also add a little cumin, and some red pepper flakes during this time. Let veggies and meat simmer in spices and sauces for a few minutes at low/medium heat, until veggies are cooking to your liking.

Now you get to make some harusame!!! I used Eden (wheat free) Mung Bean Noodles for this recipe. Simply add noodles to boiling water for 4 minutes and that's it!

***REMEMBER: when buying any product, always make sure to carefully read the label and call the company to check for any gluten ingredients, hidden gluten, or cross contamination that may not be listed.*** 

Dish out the harusame on a plate, add stir-fried meat and veggies, and drizzle a little bit of the teriyaki sauce over the top--delicious! 



  1. This sounds great! I haven't had stir-fry since pre-diagnosis. What veggies do you usually use, or do you mix it up?

    1. Thank you! It's quite delicious. :) I'm a huge fan of stir fry and asian cuisine, so I try to make all my favorites gluten free. I usually use whatever is in the house, but my favorite veggies to stir fry are bok choi, shredded carrots, zucchini, red cabbage, and bean sprouts. When I made this particular dish a few nights ago I had kale, zucchini, and green peppers in the fridge (so I def like to mix it up). I'm not a huge mushroom fan, but those are also great to throw in! Anything goes with stir-fry! Have fun with it. <3