Thai Fried Beef with Sticky Coconut Rice
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
This quick dish contains all our favourite Thai flavours – coconut, chilli, garlic and a spicy spoonful of Thai red curry paste.
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835 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 200ml tin of coconut milk
  • A 200g bag of white basmati rice
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A 250g pack of beef mince
  • 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • A head of broccoli
  • 1 lemon
From your kitchen
  • Sea salt
  • 200 ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cold water
You'll need
  • Small pan with a lidMeasuring jug
  • Deep frying pan or wok
  • Ovenproof dish
  • Kitchen paper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Place the coconut milk in a small pan and bring to the boil. Add the rice, a pinch of salt and 200 ml boiling water. Cover and simmer for 6 mins. Remove from the heat and set aside, lid on, to steam for another 6 mins to finish cooking the rice.

  • 2.

    While the coconut rice cooks, peel and finely chop the shallot. Halve, de-seed and dice the chilli. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Set your oven to its lowest setting.

  • 3.

    Warm 1 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan or wok over a medium heat. Add the beef. Stir fry for 5 mins, breaking up the meat into small pieces. Add the shallot, chilli and garlic and cook for 5-8 mins over a high heat, stirring occasionally, till the meat is well browned.

  • 4.

    Stir in 1 tbsp Thai red curry paste, mix well and cook for 1 min to mingle the flavours. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 tbsp tamari. Spoon the beef into an ovenproof dish and keep warm in the oven.

  • 5.

    Wipe the pan with kitchen paper. Roughly chop the broccoli into even-sized florets and chunks of stalk. Put the pan back on a medium heat and add 1 tsp oil. Add the broccoli with 2 tbsp water and stir fry for 3-4 mins. Let it bubble up till the water evaporates and the broccoli is just tender.

  • 6.

    Zest the lemon and stir the zest into the rice. Cut the lemon in half.

  • 7.

    Divide the coconut rice between 2 warm bowls and spoon over the Thai beef. Serve with the broccoli on the side and lemon wedges for squeezing.

  • 8.

    Best of British ^ Our high welfare beef mince comes from grass-fed cattle sourced from a handful of Yorkshire and Peak District farms.