Beef over Curry-Spiced Rice with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Beef over Curry-Spiced Rice

with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

20 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Served over a bed of fragrant, vadouvan-seasoned rice, our beef and carrots also get dynamic flavor from the spicy, sweet, and savory Indian tomato chutney they cook with in the pan. To bring it all together, we’re finishing the dish with a drizzle of zesty, creamy cilantro sauce.
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Beef over Curry-Spiced Rice with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Title
  • 1⅛ lbs Ground Beef
  • ¾ lb Carrots
  • ⅓ cup Crispy Onions
  • 1½ Tbsps Golden Raisins
  • 2 Tbsps Savory Tomato Chutney
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
  • 2 tsps Vadouvan Curry Powder
  • 1 cup Sushi Rice
Cook the rice:
1 Cook the rice:

In a medium pot, combine the rice, raisins, half the curry powder (you will have extra), a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Stir to combine. Heat to boiling  on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to  17 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. 

Prepare the carrots:
2 Prepare the carrots:

Meanwhile, wash, dry, and peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly  slice crosswise. 

Cook the beef & carrots:
3 Cook the beef & carrots:

In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 6 to 7 minutes, or until the beef is lightly browned and the carrots are slightly softened. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the tomato chutney. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Make the sauce & serve your dish:
4 Make the sauce & serve your dish:

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the sour cream and cilantro sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the cooked rice topped with the cooked beef and carrots and sauce. Garnish with the crispy onions. Enjoy! 

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Cook the rice:
1 Cook the rice:

In a medium pot, combine the rice, raisins, half the curry powder (you will have extra), a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Stir to combine. Heat to boiling  on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to  17 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. 

2 Prepare the carrots:

Meanwhile, wash, dry, and peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly  slice crosswise. 

Prepare the carrots:
Cook the beef & carrots:
3 Cook the beef & carrots:

In a large pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the beef and sliced carrots; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 6 to 7 minutes, or until the beef is lightly browned and the carrots are slightly softened. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil. Add the tomato chutney. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined and the beef is cooked through. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

4 Make the sauce & serve your dish:

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the sour cream and cilantro sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the cooked rice topped with the cooked beef and carrots and sauce. Garnish with the crispy onions. Enjoy! 

Make the sauce & serve your dish:
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