1TbspToasted Rice PowderSee instructions on how to make your own
1 TbspFish SauceHave more on hand if needed
1LimeHave more on hand if needed
1TbspGround Thai Chili'sCan sub red pepper flakes, and use more or less depending on your spice tolerance.
½tspSugarOptional (if you prefer to have some sweetness in your dressing) I don't add any.
Remove Steak from refrigerator at least an hour before cooking. Pat the steak dry and salt on both sides. Rest on the countertop on a plate.
Toast (glutinous) rice grains in a skillet, optional with lime leaves. Once they are grains are gold brown, place in a spice grinder or blender till a fine powder forms.
Grill steak or cook on cast iron skillet on the stove. Depending on the steak thickness, I recommend 4 minutes on each side for Medium. Use an instant thermometer for accurate results. The lime juice will cook the steak more, so medium is preferred.
Once steak is cooked, allow to rest for 10 minutes on a cutting board then slice thin against the grain.
In a bowl mix fish sauce, lime juice, chili powder, and toasted rice powder.
Add sliced steak, red onion, green onion, cilantro, and mint leaves to a large bowl. Pour dressing in and mix well. Taste and add additional fish sauce or lime juice if needed.Serve with lettuce leaves, extra herbs, sliced cucumbers and Thai Sticky rice.
Toasted rice powder can also be purchased instead of homemade. Linked belowRecipe for Sticky Rice