Saffron Rice and Beef Two Ways

Published January 25, 2015 by Ninik Becker

Saffron rice and boiled egg garnish with crispy shallots

Saffron rice with boiled eggs and crispy shallots.

Saffron Rice and Beef Two Ways recipe by Ninik Becker.

Today I will share again some simple and quick home recipes for lunch or dinner, depending on your preferences. Sometimes I cook something that not at all simple dishes judged by the cooking technique, ingredients, seasonings and the utensils I used. And if so, I will not post it. Generally my dishes that I posted looks simple and will keep it that way, though sometimes not easy to keep it simple.

Saffron rice with stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

Saffron rice with stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

Saffron Rice

  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • a pinch of Saffron threads
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups water/stock
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 boiled eggs + crispy shallots for garnish

Method :

  • In small bowl, dissolve saffron thread with 1 cup of water/stock, the water will turn into bright yellow.
  • Rinse and drain Basmati rice. Cook with saffron water + the rest of water until boiling. Sprinkle with salt.
  • After boiling, reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer in low heat until the liquid absorbed and the rice cooked and fluffy when you stir it. About 20 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let stay covered over the stove while you are cooking another dish.
  • Transfer into serving dish and garnish with sliced boiled eggs and sprinkle with fragrant crispy fried shallots. (picture on top)

 

Stir fry Brussels sprout and minced beef

  • two handfuls of brussels sprout, finely sliced
  • 250 g minced lean beef
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup of water/stock

Marinate :

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil

Method :

  • Blanch sliced Brussels sprout until wilt, drain and arrange on the serving dish, set aside and keep warm.
  • Mix marinate seasoning with minced beef, stir well to combine, set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, sauté minced garlic + minced ginger in medium high heat until fragrant.
  • Add the marinated minced beef, stir quickly until turned colour.
  • Splash with 1/2 cup of water/stock, stir well until thickened.
  • Adjust to your taste, pour over blanched brussels sprout on the serving dish. (picture below)
Stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

Stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

 

Beef Rolls Carrot

  • 6 slices of thin and long lean beef, to make rolls
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchstick
  • a pinch of each : garlic powder, ginger powder, coriander powder, cracked black pepper, chilli flakes
  • 1 cup beef stock (if use water, add salt adjust to your taste)
  • 2 tbsp Indonesian Kecap Manis (or light soy sauce + brown sugar, adjust to your taste)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • toothpicks to seal.
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Method :

  • Roll in some carrot matchstick inside each beef slices, seal with toothpick.
  • Heat oil in a pan, brown beef rolls all sides evenly.
  • Add the stock, season with powder seasoning and kecap manis, bring to boil.
  • Cook until the stock reduced, adjust to your taste. Remove the toothpicks
  • Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley.
Beef Rolls Carrot Kecap Manis

Beef Rolls Carrot Kecap Manis

Saffron rice with stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

Saffron rice with stir fry minced beef Brussels sprout

Selamat makan ! Guten appetit !

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