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Indonesian Beef Curry with Coconut Rice

Indonesian Beef Curry with Coconut Rice

Coconut milk in the rice helps tame the heat from the serrano chiles. For milder curry, seed the serranos.

Cooking Light MAY 2007

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Curry:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean top round, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano chiles, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Rice:
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

To prepare curry, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Place half of the beef in skillet; cook 1 minute on each side or until browned. Remove the beef from pan. Keep warm. Repeat process with the remaining beef.

Lower heat to medium; add oil to pan. Add shallots, ginger, garlic, and chiles; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in coriander and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon); cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Return beef to pan. Add broth; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until beef is tender. Uncover and cook 10 minutes or until sauce thickens. Discard cinnamon stick; stir in juice.

To prepare rice, bring 1 1/4 cups water and remaining ingredients to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Place 2/3 cup rice onto each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1/2 cup curry.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 280
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 9.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 27.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Iron: 3.1mg
  • Sodium: 536mg
  • Calcium: 26mg
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