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Soy Sauce Basmati Rice with Minced Beef and Vegetables

An easy and simple one dish meal.  Great for lunch or dinner, weeknight or weekend.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword Basmati Rice, Fried Rice, One Dish Rice, Meat and Vegetables, Rice and Beef, Rice and Meat, Rice and Vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People
Author Yasmin Rasheed



  • 1-1/2 cups Basmati Rice Rinsed until water runs clear
  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 pound grass-fed minced beef
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 ounces string beans cut into thirds
  • 1 large onion halved and cut each half into 8 pieces
  • 1 whole hot pepper habanero
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 4 scallions chopped



  1. In a Dutch Oven pot, add the basmati rice, salt and water.  Bring to a boil over high heat Turn the heat to low and simmer for 14 minutes - until all water is absorbed.  Fluff with a fork, cover and set aside while you cook the meat and vegetables.

  2. Heat a wok or heavy bottom pot over high heat.  Add one tablespoon of the sesame oil. Add the minced beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper. Stir, breaking up the minced meat as it cooks.  Continue cooking the minced meat until it is no longer pink and lightly brown - about 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Remove the minced meat with a slotted spoon and set aside. 

  4. Add one tablespoon sesame oil to the wok or pan. When the oil is nice and hot, add the broccoli, string beans, onions and whole hot pepper. Stir frequently and cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Add the salt, black pepper, garlic, thyme - cook for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add back the cooked minced meat and add the soy sauce. Stir to combine.

  6. Add the cooked rice and scallions. Stir gently to combine the rice and vegetable, meat mixture.

  7. Plate and serve.  Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute minced organic turkey or chicken.  Use thyme or basil - either one is good.