A number of cuts of beef fit into a healthy diet—and top sirloin is one of them. Lean cuts benefit greatly from a quick marinade.

Trick: If you’re going to marinate longer than two hours, do so covered in the refrigerator.


  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound boneless sirloin steak
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3 cups hot cooked Jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint


In a shallow baking dish, whisk together first three ingredients. Add steak and toss to coat. Let rest at room temperature for up to two hours, turning occasionally.

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, fish sauce, and honey. Set aside.

Meanwhile, pre-heat gas or charcoal grill for medium-high direct heat cooking.

Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Spray steak with cooking spray and place on grill. Cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness. 

Stir together hot rice, green onions, cilantro, and mint. Divide between serving plates. Thinly slice steak and place on top of rice. Drizzle with reserved sauce.


Serving size: 4 ounces meat

Calories: 405; Saturated fat: 3.6 g; Total fat: 9.5 g; Cholesterol: 101 mg; Sodium: 164 mg; Potassium: 539 mg; Carbohydrate: 39 g; Protein: 41 g;