Saturday, October 8, 2011

Curried Ground Beef with Rice Topping

Lately some of my pantry essentials have expanded to include things like coconut milk, basmati rice, and chili pastes and with those flavour profiles in mind, I set out to create a casserole that would be comforting on a chilly Autumn evening and, let me tell you, this one delivered.

Sauteed ground beef and vegetables are bathed in a mix of unctuous spices, coconut milk and tomatoes. The entire casserole is presented between layers of sweet coconut basmati rice and baked in a 350 oven for 30 minutes.

Make this one early in the day and pop it in the oven 45 minutes before you're ready to eat!

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Curried Ground Beef with Rice Topping
For printable recipe click here
Prep time: 30 min/ Cook time: 45 min/ Serves:6-8

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp green curry paste
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1 lb extra lean ground sirloin
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp Asian chili garlic sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 can tomato soup
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  1. Bring the chicken broth, green curry paste, rice, and coconut to a boil. Turn to low, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes until rice is cooked. Set aside and let cool.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet that has been prepared with cooking spray, saute the carrots, onion, and ground sirloin until the meat is cooked through and the onions are tender. 
  3. Add the red curry paste, chili garlic sauce, minced garlic, sea salt, and peas. Stir until well blended.
  4. Add the can of coconut milk, the tomato soup, and the curry powder. Stir well and remove from heat. 
  5. Add the beaten egg to the cooled rice and stir well. 
  6. Prepare a shallow 4 litre casserole dish with cooking spray. Evenly spread half the rice mixture along the bottom of the dish.
  7. Pour the ground beef mixture over the rice.
  8. Evenly spread the rice mixture over the top of the ground beef.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated 350 oven for 45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let rest on counter for 10 minutes before slicing. 
  11. Serve in slices and enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great dish. I would be lost without coconut milk, a variety of curry and chilli pastes, and basmati rice in my pantry. Great ingredients to turn to for a quick and easy meal.
    Sue xo