Quick Dinner – Korean Beef Over Rice

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A Flavorful Dinner Staple

It is so fun to stumble upon an easy, healthful and delicious dinner that I know will be a weeknight staple around here.  This recipe will be in our rotation because it pleased every single person in our family, which is not an easy thing to do!

The flavor of this dish is very, very similar to Mongolian Beef, it is sweet and salty and just darn good!  Using ground beef makes it quick dinner that you can making in minutes. It is amazing how developed the flavor is in such a short time!

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To Substitute Or Not Substitute

It is key to use certain ingredients in this recipe, so be careful with substitutions.  The sesame oil adds a flavor that is impossible to get with anything else.  The green onions and ginger are also ‘must-have’s’ in this recipe. We are not huge onion fans in this family, but when cooked right, in the right dish, they are amazing.

The substitutions I might make the next time I make this dish is brown rice for white rice, and maple syrup instead of brown sugar — just to make it a bit more healthy.

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Fresh Ingredients

You just can’t go wrong with a recipe that has such great, fresh ingredients like garlic, onion and ginger.  Yum!  They are not only full of flavor, but also full of amazing nutrients for the body.

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Grass Fed & Organic Please!

I highly recommend using grass-fed beef from a farmer you trust.  I cannot tell you the difference in flavor when I buy ground beef from my local co-op, where I know exactly what farm the cow came from.  My family can even tell when I substitute cheaper ground beef for organic, grass-fed beef.  It is worth every penny of the extra cost.  Flavor and peace-of-mind is priceless.

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My Favorite Rice Maker

I use and love a handy-dandy rice maker.  This is the model I have.  It never fails to produce the perfect texture of rice.

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Recipe

 

Korean Beef Over Rice

1 cup uncooked brown or white rice

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed (or maple syrup)

1/4 cup soy sauce ( I used tamari)

1 Tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes

1/2-1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 pound ground beef

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 green onions, thinly sliced

 

Instructions:

1. Cook rice according to package directions.

2. Mix together brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, & ginger in a small bowl.  Set Aside.

3. Brown ground beef in a skillet, set over medium-high heat.  Once cooked, drain off an excuse fat.  Add garlic to skillet and saute for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.  Stir in sauce and half of green onions.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes until well coated and heated through. Garnish with remaining green onions.  Serve over rice.

 

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Warming Flax Porridge

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{by Teniel Moore – Raw Foods Contributing Author}

I know it’s getting colder in your parts. Spare a thought for me melting over here in Australia as we gear up for another hot summer.

 I’m always thinking of you and the food you would most enjoy during your seasons.

No point me posting my latest popsicle recipe for you now! That can wait till summer.

So here is another fuss free super fast recipe for you all to try this winter season.

I love it because it’s totally gluten-free, so that’s a bonus for those of you that can’t eat oats for brekky.

 It’s full of healthy fats to sustain you and basically all raw apart from some hot water.

So let me give you the recipe so you can whip it up in a about a minute.

Warming Flax Porridge

  • 1/2 cup freshly ground golden flax
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Sweetener of your choice (I use stevia–you could use raw honey or coconut nectar)
  • Generous dash of cinnamon
  • Boiling water (enough to make a porridge consistency–start off 1/4 cup then keep stirring and adding more as needed)
  • Pinch of good quality salt

Grind your golden flax seeds in either a coffee grinder or your blender. I use my vitamix for this part. Then boil your jug.

Pour your ground golden flax into a small breakfast bowl then pour over some boiled water quickly stirring so the mix does not clump together.

Add in your coconut oil, cinnamon and sweetener and continue to stir.

Top with your favourite berries and I sometimes like to add a dollop of coconut yogurt.

 

Tips: Don’t buy pre ground flax seeds (called flax meal) It’s really just a waste of money. Ground flax seeds go rancid very quick so it’s always best to grind flax just before you need to use it.

Store flax and other nuts and seeds in the fridge or freezer to help them stay fresh longer

Flax seeds are like chia seeds when it comes to absorbing lots of liquid. So be sure to add enough hot water to make the mix a nice smooth porridge like consistency.

 

There you have it. This little flax porridge will sure make your rushed breakfast time a whole lot easier. Now you have no excuses to not eat a healthy and sustaining breakfast this winter.