Thursday, February 17, 2011

Easy Dinner: Serve Over Rice

Last night, I needed an easy solution for dinner; something quick, simple, that my children and husband would all love, and that would also be good for school lunches today. Here was the solution:

RECIPE: Sweet & Sour Beef On Rice

1 lb ground beef
1 large red onion, diced
1/2 a bag of brown mushrooms, chopped
((1 to 2 cups chicken or beef stock))
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
1/3 cup soya sauce
1/3 cup fish sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp ground ginger (or 2" fresh ginger, minced)
1 tsp ground garlic (or 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced)

> brown the ground beef with the ginger and garlic; once cooked, drain off the fat and set the meat aside in a bowl
> in the same pan, sauté the onions and mushrooms until the onions are starting to brown
> add the beef back into the onions and mushrooms along with the sweet chili sauce, soya sauce, fish sauce, and sugar
> if you are still making other parts of dinner, add in some stock, a little at a time to keep the meat saucy, but not soupy

Serve over rice with green onions, cilantro, parsley, or chopped fresh red bird's eye chilli peppers. Pairs nicely with a steamed vegetable of any kind.

We had it with cilantro over brown basmati rice and gently steamed asparagus on the side.


  1. my mouth is watering! that sounds amazing!

  2. Karen - thanks! It was really good! Easy and yummy are an excellent combination.