One Pan Aromatic Beef and Rice in 30 Minutes

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One pan beef and rice is a dish that originated in Africa and was called pilau. The is by no means original, but it is our version.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 390 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


It involves beef, a combination of spices, tomatoes, cilantro, etc. The dish in delicious and can be done in about 30 minutes. Give it a try and let us know what you think.



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  1. Add some cooking oil into preheated pan. 

  2. Sauté onion over medium high heat until tender. Followed by ginger, garlic, masala powder, chili flakes, cinnamon stick, cilantro, salt and pepper. Sauté until the spice activates for few minutes. 

  3. Place in beef and stir for few minutes until the beef is coated with the spices. 

  4. Add in diced tomatoes. Stir until the tomatoes is tender. 

  5. Pour in beef stock, then add the rice and stir together. Bring to a boil. 

  6. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes over medium low heat. 

  7. Garnish with cilantro and serve. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 390kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 553mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 22.4g8%
Protein 30.5g61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Keywords: beef pilau, plov, beef and rice

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