About this recipe: Tangy tamarind and lemongrass infuse a Thai-inspired sauce for tender strips of beef and fine rice noodles. Chilli brings a little heat. With mange-tout and baby sweetcorn adding pleasing colour and crunch, as well as all-important vegetable balance, this is a quick and easy dish that is a meal in itself.
Use strips of chicken breast instead of beef. * Other vegetables that work well in the stir-fry include strips of red or green pepper, sliced canned water chestnuts, chopped or shredded spring onions and bean sprouts.
Mushrooms provide useful amounts of the B vitamins niacin and B2. They are also a good source of copper, which is important for healthy bones and to help the body to absorb iron from food. * Onions contain allicin, which has anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
B12, C, niacin, copper * iron, zinc, potassium * B1, B2, B6