Grilled Marinated Steak with Rice Salad

It was one of those days where nothing in particular happened, but I was in a blah mood. Everything bothered me, and most of all my own mood irritated me. I got nothing accomplished or nothing of importance. My TO-DO list was already a mile long. And of course, now I am stressing out even more.

Oh well, it was just one of those days and now I need to move on. Tomorrow is a new day, a chance for a new beginning, new accomplishments, new crossed items on my TO-DO list.

One thing that I did manage to enjoy was tonight’s dinner. A complete opposite from yesterday, today we had a grilled marinated steak with a new side dish (new to us). A glass of wine gave it a nice finishing touch.

The steak was grilled to perfection – soft, with crunchy top, juicy and sweet. I actually thought the marinade included some honey, but the chef said he forgot to “throw” it in.

The side dish was very refreshing – perfect for a summer night. I have to say I am really liking eating my rice cold. What’s even better, there is so much left over, my lunch for tomorrow is ready.

1 cup jasmine rice
flap steak
coarse salt and ground pepper
3 medium carrots, shredded
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 small red onion, diced small
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar

olive oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, vegeta, dry basil leaves

In a medium saucepan, bring rice and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil over high. Stir, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook rice 15 minutes, remove from heat, and let stand covered, 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, grill the marinated steak 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.
Transfer rice to a large bowl. Add carrots, parsley, onion, vinegar, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Thinly slice steak against the grain and serve with rice.

If you are looking for something quick and tasty for a summer night, or any night in Florida for that matter, this is your dinner – Bon Apetit!

xoxo, The Faux Foodie Girl

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  • madseason15
    August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    "It's just one of those days" Hope today is a better one! Steak looks delish. Was it cooked on the grill? How long? Give me specifics!! LOL

  • madseason15
    August 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Nevermind the last comment about the steak! I read the full instructions!! I was so hung up on the appearance of the steak!! Lovely, makes me want to eat it from the screen!


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