Fragrant Chinese Beef Stew

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  • 1. Soak dried mushrooms in boiling water for about 30 minutes.
  • 2. Remove mushrooms, chop and set aside.
  • 3. Strain soaking liquid. Discard solids and reserve 1 cup soaking liquid.
  • 4. Sauté beef on all sides or until browned. Add onion, ginger, and garlic. Fry couple of minutes. Stir in reserved soaking liquid, 2 cups broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, sake, Sichuan pepper, star anise, clove, dried chilies and cinnamon stick.
  • 5. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Stir in mushrooms.
  • 6. Cover and simmer 40 minutes or until beef is tender.
  • 7. Remove beef mixture with a slotted spoon. Discard star anise, cloves, dried chilies, and cinnamon stick.
  • 8. Bring remaining liquid to a boil, cook until reduced to 1 cup.
  • 9. Serve sprinkled with green onions and sesame oil over rice with sauce.

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