Asian Steak Bowl with Miso Lime Dressing

In cooking, not everything needs to start with a purpose in mind. Well, of course there’s the purpose of eating and ending the hunger. Duh! But you don’t have to walk in the kitchen with a recipe and knowing what you’re doing before you start. Sometimes the easiest and best tasting recipes are just accidental combinations thrown together at the last minute.

The other night I had steak thawed and decided to grill it. I wasn’t sure exactly what else I was going to be doing with it so I threw it on the grill and poked around in the pantry and fridge while it cooked. I saw the leftover miso paste first that I used for my homemade ramen soup and grilled miso chicken.

After that I just grabbed a bunch of Asian-like ingredients and mixed. I almost always have a batch of rice or pasta in the fridge. This time it happened to be brown rice and I had a can of black beans. Voila, throw everything in a bowl and done. What’s the Asian equivalent of voila? LOL. I wasn’t sure how the dressing would turn out since it was pretty much an after thought.

I just didn’t want to toss everything in a bowl without adding something, and these ingredients were the ones that came to mind without a lot of added calories. Somehow it magically came together and the dressing was a.MAZE.ing! I made another batch and used it on a salad. I grilled a pork tenderloin and topped it with the dressing. I also made fish tacos and yeah, this was the taco sauce.

Asian Steak Bowl with Miso Lime Dressing Asian Steak Bowl - Miso Lime Dressing

  • 16 oz top sirloin
  • 1/2 cup (84g) uncooked brown rice
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups (400g) broccoli florets

Miso Lime Dressing

  • 1 1/2 (24g) Tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  1. Grill or cook the steak to desired level of doneness.
  2. Cook the rice according to package instructions, and drain and rinse the beans.
  3. Steam the broccoli until tender.
  4. Slice the steak into strips.
  5. Divide the steak, rice, beans and broccoli into 4 bowls and drizzle with the dressing.

Makes 4 bowls at approximately 411 calories each (including dressing) – 35g protein, 43g carbs, and 11g fat.  The dressing alone is 21 calories – 1g protein, 2g carbs, and 1g fat per serving.

This is seriously the easiest recipe ever and I feel silly laying out the steps. Basically it’s just cook everything, mix the dressing, combine in bowls, eat. All that’s left is to wash the dishes. 🙂

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