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Recipe: curry beef and aromatic rice

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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
  • RICE
  • 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.

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