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Teriyaki Glazed Steak with Fried Rice Waffles

Pan-seared steak topped with a sweet maple teriyaki glaze served alongside crunchy fried rice waffles.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tara Leung

Ingredients

Steak

  • 2 (12 ounce) center cut strip steaks, at room temperature if possible
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • scallions for garnish

Maple Teriyaki Glaze

  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger, minced

Fried Rice Waffles

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Steak

  1. Prep steak. Pat steak dry with a paper towel. Rub 1 tablespoon oil all over steak. Season with kosher salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside so it can come to room temperature before cooking, if not already. (Meanwhile, prepare glaze and begin making fried rice waffles.)
  2. Sear the steak. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steaks for 3 minutes without moving. Flip over and cook 3 more minutes for medium-rare, or a few minutes longer if you prefer it more well done. Remove steaks to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Serve garnished with scallions.

Maple Teriyaki Glaze

  1. Mix all glaze ingredients together in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium and let simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Fried Rice Waffles

  1. Heat canola oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add white parts of scallions and cook until softened, about 1 minute. Add rice. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the rice and stirring, until rice is heated through. Add green parts of scallions and sesame oil. Cook 1 more minute, mixing well. Remove from heat. Season to taste.
  2. Preheat waffle iron. (If you are making the steak, I recommend waiting until the steak is cooking to preheat the waffle iron. Then cook the waffles while the steak is resting, so everything will be done at about the same time.)
  3. Place roughly half of the fried rice over the center of the waffle plate (or adjust to suit the size of your waffle iron). You may need to press it firmly to close the waffle iron. Close and cook for 5-6 minutes, until edges are crispy. Carefully pull the waffle up with a fork and slide a spatula underneath to transfer waffle to a plate. (Note these waffles are not as firm as regular waffles. If the waffle falls apart when you’re removing it from the iron, you can mix up that rice and put it in the waffle iron again for another 5-6 minutes to recook. Trust me, it works.)
  4. Cook remaining fried rice in a second waffle.
  5. Serve immediately or keep warm in 200 degree oven until ready to serve.