Monday, February 20, 2012

Beef Satay Fried Rice


2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
1 lb beef stew meat, diced into smaller pieces
3/4 cup baby carrots, diced
1 medium red bell pepper
4 green onions
1/2 tsp Thai red curry paste
2 cups uncooked rice
3/4 cup peanut sauce
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
**salt & pepper to taste**
chow mein noodles for garnish
egg rolls (as the side)

* cook rice as directed, set aside to cool

* heat 1 tsp vegetable oil in a deep pot or wok, cook stew meat pieces until just cooked then remove meat from pan to a separate warming dish reserving liquid

* add additional 1 tsp vegetable oil to reserved liquid in pot (wok) and return to heat

* add Thai curry paste to pot (wok) and stir until well combined

* to the pot (wok) next add the diced carrots, red pepper, green onions and stir fry until tender crisp

* combine rice into the vegetable stirring until the rice is well covered with the sauce

* finally add peanut sauce, peanuts, and cooked stew meat to rice and vegetable mixture

* stir until well combined and food is thoroughly heated, add salt and pepper if desired

* serve topped with chow mein noodles and prepared egg rolls

Hints & Tips: We used up the leftover vegetables from other meals this week and bought frozen mini egg rolls to save time in the kitchen. 5 of 5 family members enjoyed this meal completely!!

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