This is a little powerhouse bowl filled with so many tasty flavors. I am starting to love "bowls" as much as my beloved salads. You could easily sub brown rice for the white but there is something about white rice with the ground beef. I don't eat white rice often so I figure its ok every now and then. If you don't eat read meat you could use ground chicken instead.
The flavors in the meat are complex- a touch sweet with some heat and spice and then creaminess from the coconut. Crazy good I tell you. The crisp veggies pair perfectly with the meat. Drizzle it all with some hot sauce and you have a kick ass dinner.
Side note- if you are serving this to kids I just left all the veggies off theirs and just served them the rice and meat.
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adapted via Better Homes and Gardens
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (sriracha)
- 1 small cucumber sliced
- 1-2 red chiles sliced
- 1 shallot thinly sliced
- 1/2 head savoy cabbage shredded
- shredded carrots
- white or brown rice
Cook rice according to package.
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add red curry paste. Cook about 1 minute. Add in coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and hot sauce. Add in ground beef and crumble it into smaller pieces. Cook on high 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer about 25-30 minutes. If you want most of the liquid to cook down.
Serve in bowls layered with rice, beef, shredded cabbage, cucumber, shallots, carrots and chile pepper. Drizzle with sriracha if desired.
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Also comes in a chambray version which I love. My store didn't have this one but I am tempted to order.