Basmati Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comBelated New Year Greetings, ‘mes amies‘ I went into hibernation, on 19 Dec. 2016 but I’m now back, finally….. I cooked this rice for dinner last night. There were no left overs, so I decided to add it to my repertoire of recipes. You can use ground pork, chicken or turkey. Whichever pleases your palate. You can also invent your own mixture of spices. I wish you a very pleasant weekend. 

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.com

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comHeat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan or skillet and add the onions, carrots and chilli flakes..Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comAdd the ground beef. Cook over high heat for 10 minutes or until no longer pink and slightly brown.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comReduce the heat. Add the spices and continue cooking for one minute. Add the half cup water. Keep warm.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comWash the rice until the water runs clear. Drain.Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch pan or skillet and add the rice. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comAdd the 3½ cups water and bring to a rapid boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes without lifting the lid.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comAdd the warm beef and carrots to the rice

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comand mix gently to combine. Cover and simmer over very low heat for ten minutes.
Let rest for five minutes then serve.

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comThere were no left overs my friend….

Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots myfavouritepastime.comSo you guessed right. It tasted extra nice.

Basmati Rice with Ground Beef and Carrots

Original Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 35 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cups diced carrots (into small cubes)
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 500g (1 Ib) ground (mince) beef (or pork or chicken)
  • 1 teaspoon each of paprika, cumin, curry powder and coriander
  • ½ cup water or broth
  • 2 cups good quality basmati rice
  • 3½ cups water
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Ground Beef

  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan or skillet and add the onions, carrots and chilli flakes..
  2. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt.
  3. Add the ground beef. Cook over high heat for 10 minutes or until no longer pink and slightly brown.
  4. Reduce the heat. Add the spices and continue cooking for one minute. Add half cup water or broth. Keep warm.

Basmati Rice

  1. Wash the rice until the water runs clear. Drain.
  2. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch pan or skillet and add the rice. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the 3½ cups water and bring to a rapid boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes without lifting the lid.
  4. Add the warm beef and carrots to the rice and mix gently to combine. Cover and simmer over very low heat for ten minutes. Let rest for five minutes then serve.

Points to Note

  1. Carrots in North America are rather hard so they take some time to cook.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

16 thoughts

  1. Liz, how have you been? This one looks good. I am craving for a good basmati rice and your recipe is just in time. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: I don’t know why I don’t get emails of your posts, but subscribed again. Take care and God bless! x

    1. Thanks for subscribing again. How have you been? I’ve missed seeing your posts. This basmati was so good. I’m planning to make it again, soon. Have a great week
      Liz

  2. Just as I was coming out of hibernation, I pulled open the curtains and found snow covered trees! What again?! Anyway, this dish sounds perfect and not too high maintenance 😉

    1. Ha ha sunshine is all I know these days. The thought of snow…again…is enough to make me go crazy. I hope the good weather remains forever. Have a lovely day!!!
      Liz

  3. Welcome back to the blogging world Liz! And what a nice easy looking recipe! I have some ground chicken and didnt know what to do with it, so out of the freezer it comes! Thank you, always spot on for me with your recipes! So much fun! As I write (type) the snow is falling again! Roofs in my neighbourhood are white! Would you believe, yesterday I was outside doing some pruning and checking plants for winter damage! Grrrrr. I hope your break was restful and not health related. Sending good wishes to you just the same. Have yourself a great week ahead! 🤗

    1. Hi Sandy
      Very Belated New Year Greetings. I just needed a break to do and plan for other facets of my life. No health issues.
      Can you imagine it’s raining cats and dogs right now? it’s foggy too. Could hardly see the road on my way back this evening. We have had double digit temperatures this week. I was out in a tee-shirt two days ago. The weather is very strange. Is this the result of Global Warming? the nay sayers will emphatically say noooo…
      Anyway I want to cook some chicken for dinner. I marinated it four hours ago. A new recipe. I hope I’ll like it.
      Have a lovely, snowy weekend. All the snow has melted, here. We are only viewing green grass!
      Liz

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