Spiced Beef and Spinach Rice
Everyday ground spices add oodles of flavour to simple ground beef. If spicy dishes are right up your alley, add a generous pinch of cayenne pepper along with the cumin and curry powder. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt, if desired.
HANDS-ON TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is light golden, about 7 minutes. Stir in rice; cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Stir in 1½ cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until no liquid remains and rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Spiced Beef and Spinach: Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook beef, breaking up with spoon, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, curry powder, salt and pepper; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook, stirring, just until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Stir rice into beef mixture until combined; sprinkle with almonds. PER SERVING: about 521 cal, 29 g pro, 25 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 44 g carb (3 g dietary fibre, 2 g sugar), 67 mg chol, 243 mg sodium, 628 mg potassium. % RDI: 9% calcium, 31% iron, 30% vit A, 8% vit C, 27% folate.
MAKES: 4 servings