When I saw this recipe, I simply had to try it. Beef, rice, butter, spices, ah! What? Beef again? heh..heh..heh...
A savory one pot rice meal is always irresistible. It's quick, it's easy, it's versatile and best of all it is so tasty. I like to cook extra and then stash a few servings in the freezer.
That way, I don't have to cook every weekend. When I am feeling peckish, all I need to do is take a container out from the freezer and straight to the steamer.
I'm really glad I made this Jamaican Beef Pilaf on a jam packed Sunday. Sundays are my food prep, gardening and laundry days and there are times when I slave in the kitchen from late morning until 6:00pm.
Yes, I do feel frustrated sometimes but when it's time to eat, I am thankful for the slavery hah...hah...
Jamaican Beef Pilaf
Recipe source : Adapted from Simply Sedap by Chef Wan
- 2 cups basmati rice (I soaked for 30 minutes and drained)
- 1 big onion, finely chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves
- 1 packet curry powder (25g)
- 300g beef, sliced into thin strips
- 2 tbsp black raisins (to put 4 tbsp next time. It's nice)
- 2 green chilies (I used Jalapenos because I ran out of regular green chilies)
- 1 handful of cherry tomatoes, each quartered (I ran out of regular tomatoes)
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup coconut milk
- a handful of chopped coriander leaves (and more for garnishing later)
- olive oil and some butter
- Salt to taste
1. Heat oil and butter in pan.
2. Saute onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until aromatic.
3. Add curry powder and saute briefly.
4. Add beef and raisins and stir the mixture to coat beef with curry mixture.
5. Add chilies and tomatoes, stir. Season with salt.
6. Add rice and stir to evenly mix the rice and other ingredients.
7. Transfer everything into a rice cooker and chopped coriander leaves, chicken stock and coconut milk. Give a stir, cover and cook the rice.
8. Once cooked, fluff up the rice and serve.