Spiced Beef and Spinach Rice

Spiced Beef and Spinach Rice image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Spiced Beef and Spinach Rice image

Everyday ground spices add oodles of flavour to simple ground beef. If spicy dishes are right up your alley, add a generous pinch of cayenne pepper along with the cumin and curry powder. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt, if desired. Cost: $2.40/serving

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2014

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds toasted
Spiced Beef and Spinach:
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 450 g lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is light golden, about 7 minutes. Stir in rice; cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Stir in 1-1/2 cups water; bring to boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains and rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Spiced Beef and Spinach: Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook beef, breaking up with spoon, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, curry powder, salt and pepper; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook, stirring, just until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Stir rice into beef mixture until combined; sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 243 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 521.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Potassium 628 mg
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 44 g

%RDI

  • Iron 31.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 27.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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