Balinese beef with red rice

30 Min
4 People
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All the fragrant flavours of a Bali in this easy to make curry paste, stirred through beef and served with floral red rice.
1. Place rice in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse.

2. Roughly chop onion, tomatoes and garlic. Peel and grate ginger. Slice lime leaves. Blend together with 1/4 cup oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp chilli flakes and 1 tsp turmeric using a stick mixer or processor.

3. Slice capsicum and cucumber. Set aside with bean shoots.

4. Heat a frypan over high heat. Toss beef with 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Cook beef for 1-2 minutes, or until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.

5. Reduce pan to medium-high heat. Add curry paste and cook, stirring, for 6-8 minutes, or until fragrant and cooked through. Remove from heat and return beef to pan. Stir to warm through.

6. Arrange even piles of rice, beef and fresh toppings on plates to serve.

Use either melted coconut oil or peanut oil for more flavour in the beef.

We used palm sugar for a more authentic flavour.
Red rice 1 packet (300g)
Red onion 1
Tomatoes 2
garlic 2 cloves
ginger 40g
Kaffir lime leaves 2 double
Red capsicum 1/2
continental cucumber 1/2
bean shoots 1 bag (250g)
Beef strips 600g

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), sugar (of choice), ground turmeric, soy sauce (or tamari), chilli flakes