Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quick Spicy Beef with Steamed Rice

As you have probably gathered our children are not eating with us in the evenings. In fact they are staying at their grandparents due to the school holidays and us working, so it gives us a chance to indulge in our favourite food -spicy hot food.

I must say however that both of our children are actually fantastic eaters and have been since they were born. I never once not gave them what we were eating to try and thankfully they do enjoy curries, mexican food and other exotic flavours but their taste buds are still coping with milder versions of each dish.

Tonights dinner could be as tame or as fiery as you like but it is a quick dish, one well suited to a midweek or busy weekend dinner. Also another dish that having all the ingredients ready to use is a must.

Quick Spicy Beef with Steamed Rice

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6.5

cooking spray
500g extra lean minced beef
1 red onion sliced
2 teaspoons grated/crushed ginger
250g snow peas trimmed and cut diagonally in half
2 teaspoons chilli paste (or to taste)
8 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup bean sprouts
3 cups cooked rice
chopped coriander to garnish
birdseye chilli, sliced, to garnish (optional)

Spray a non stick wok or frying pan with cooking spray. Add mince, onion and ginger tossing over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until brown and cooked through.

Add snow peas, soy sauce and chilli paste, mix thouroughly. After 1 - 2 minutes toss through the bean sprouts until combined and heated through.

Serve with steamed rice.

HINT: To make this dish milder substitute the chilli paste with sweet chilli sauce and do not use the birdseye chilli.

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