A whole meal made in a single pot – this floor Beef and Rice recipe will probably be a terrific addition to your midweek meal rotation! Beef mince is economical, handy (no chopping!) and makes a incredible meal when cooked with seasoned rice and loads of veggies. And it’s fast to make too!
How shut is simply too shut for meals images??? Again once I had a month-to-month unfold in Tremendous Meals Concepts journal, I used to be briefed particularly to tug again and take images from additional away, exhibiting a lot of the total plate / pot of meals, reasonably than tremendous shut ups.
It made sense. The journal is A4 dimension, so seeing a full web page photograph like this might nearly be scary – like Assault of the Rice. Nightmares of a Rice Avalanche tumbling out of the pages of a magazines.
If you happen to’re studying this on a cellphone, it won’t look scary to you. However think about in that photograph on an enormous laptop display.
The principle motive I shoot shut ups is as a result of I wish to present element. For instance, so you possibly can see how the rice is superbly fluffy reasonably than mushy. As a result of, as common readers know, I’m a rice snob. I could also be Aussie, however I’ll at all times be a rice snob owing to my Japanese background. Dry bread and over cooked veggies I can deal with. Mushy rice – I can’t abdomen it.
So cooking rice in a single pot like I do with this floor Beef and Rice recipe (together with all types of different stuff) means getting the liquid to rice ratios proper (and utilizing the best rice) so you find yourself with completely cook dinner fluffy grains of rice which have soaked up all that flavour.
As we speak’s floor Beef and Rice recipe is meant to be a fast, no fuss (but tremendous tasty!) midweek meal. Therefore why it’s made in a single pot, with floor beef, a mix of recent and frozen veggies and a mound of child spinach. Minimal chopping, but loads of flavour, a whole meal.
No want for toppings or garnishes. I really don’t even know what I’d dollop on high. Possibly bitter cream or yoghurt. I personally don’t assume it wants it as a result of the rice is properly seasoned, but it surely’s elective! – Nagi
PS Foodie translation: Floor beef = beef mince, although I’ve observed some butchers in Australia these days are beginning to name it floor beef.
PPS This recipe will work properly with any floor / mince meat. Pork, rooster, turkey, even lamb.
PPPS Good change from Spag Bol, no?
Beef and Rice with Veggies
Browned beef mince cooked with seasoned rice and loads of veggies. Flavoured so properly, it doesn’t require any toppings – simply serve it straight. A whole meal made in a single pot! This dish will not be spicy – the cayenne pepper simply provides a contact of heat, not spiciness. Recipe VIDEO beneath.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 pink onion (, diced)
- 1 pink capsicum / bell pepper (massive) (, diced)
- 2 garlic cloves (, minced)
- 500 g / 1 lb lean beef mince ((floor beef))
- 1/four cup tomato paste
- 1 1/four tsp salt
- half tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp every onion powder and dried oregano (or different herb of alternative)
- 1/four tsp cayenne pepper ((elective))
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 1/four cups / 225g lengthy grain white rice ((raw) (Observe 1))
- 1 three/four cups / 435 ml beef broth
- 2 cups / 300g diced frozen veggies (I used corn, pea, carrot combine) ((Observe 2))
- 2 massive handfuls child spinach ((~ 90g/three oz))
- Warmth oil in massive pot over excessive warmth. Add onion, capsicum, garlic, cook dinner for 1 minute.
- Add beef, cook dinner till brown, breaking it up as you go.
- Add tomato paste, salt, pepper, onion powder, oregano, cayenne pepper. Cook dinner for 1 minute.
- Flip warmth right down to medium. Add rice and beef broth, combine properly. Add veggies.
- Place lid on, decrease warmth to medium low so it’s simmering gently. Cook dinner for 12 – 15 minutes till all liquid is absorbed, rice must be simply cooked, nonetheless a bit agency.
- Take away from warmth. Rapidly toss spinach on high of the rice and put the lid again on. Depart to relaxation for 15 minutes.
Fluff rice and blend by way of wilted spinach with a fork. Modify salt if desired. Serve!
1. RICE – This recipe is finest made with white lengthy grain rice as a result of it’s much less sticky than brief and medium grain. Medium grain is the subsequent finest sub, then brief grain or sushi rice although the rice on the finish is a bit stickier reasonably than fluffy such as you see within the video (nonetheless good, simply much less pilaf-like). Basmati and jasmine will even work however will take about 5 minutes longer to cook dinner. I don’t advocate making this with brown rice because it takes round 40 minutes on the range and by this time the greens will probably be mush. This recipe will not be appropriate for risotto or paella rice. Not but examined with quinoa or different rice subs!
2. IMPORTANT: You’ll be able to sub the frozen with extra chopped recent veggies. However for those who choose to make use of recent as an alternative of frozen veggies, add 1/four cup of water to the rice. It is because frozen veggies leech water as they cook dinner and that is factored into the liquid to rice ratio on this recipe.
three. RICE FIRMNESS: This recipe makes al dente fluffy rice (ie tender and fluffy, not tremendous comfortable rice that’s sort of mushy on the surface). If you happen to like your rice softer, add 1/four cup of water to the rice. To regulate rice softness, when the liquid is absorbed however earlier than including spinach, style the rice. If you need it softer, drizzle 1/four cup of sizzling water over the floor and depart it on the range for an additional three minutes. The proceed with recipe.
four. Vitamin per serving, assuming 5 servings. (I do know the sodium / salt seems excessive, and it’s. This can be a massive pot of meals and beef wants salt to convey out the flavour. If you happen to want / wish to scale back it, use diminished salt broth).
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