curry beef and aromatic rice
Curry Beef and Aromatic Rice, Recipe as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by John Wiley & Sons
- 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 can (12-1/2 to 14 oz) lite coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste
- Fruit and Almond basmati rice
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 8 ounces fresh breen beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh lemon grass
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped
- 1/4 cup slivered toasted almonds
- chopped fresh basil
Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Combine soy sauce and garlic in medium bowl. Add beef; toss. Set aside.
Whisk coconut milk and curry paste in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
Prepare Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice.
Meanwhile heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
In same skillet, bring coconut milk mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green beans, basil, lemon grass and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 11 to 13 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
Return beef with juices to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Serve over rice. Garnish with basil, if desired.
Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice: Prepare 1 cup basmati rice according to package directions omitting butter or oil. Add 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped and 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, during stand time.
Nutrition information per serving: 531 calories; 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 50 mg cholesterol; 710 mg sodium; 69 g carbohydrate; 5.7 g fiber; 34 g protein; 9.8 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 5.0 mg iron; 31.7 mcg selenium; 5.2 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.