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Lime-and-Cilantro Beef Salad

Southern Living Cooking School APRIL 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time: 11 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 1 (3.5-oz.) bag SUCCESS Jasmine Rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 (6-oz.) package fresh baby spinach leaves, thoroughly washed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • Garnishes: chopped roasted peanuts, sliced red onions


1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Let cool.

2. Meanwhile, process cilantro and next 4 ingredients in a blender 10 seconds or until smooth. Cook ground sirloin in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Add green onions and ginger, and cook stirring often, 3 minutes. Add spinach and salt; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or just until spinach is wilted.

3. Toss lettuce, rice, and beef mixture each with 1/4 cup cilantro mixture. Divide lettuce, rice, and beef mixture evenly between 4 individual serving plates. Garnish, if desired.


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