Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rice Bowls-Asian Style

So I had the LDS missionaries over for dinner a few night ago and served this. As thy came to the table I could tell they were thinking (yuck what are we eating) but as they were brave and tried it they both told me over and over how good it was. Give it a try.
Asian Rice Bowls

The Easy way
Cooked Rice
1 lb Ground Beef or chicken (I use the canned ground beef from the LDS cannery)
¼ cup dry Onions
¼ cup dry Carrots
¼ cup dry Celery
1-2 cups Water
1 bottle Kraft Light Asian Toasted Sesame Salad Dressing (now I know you are going to get to the grocery store and see the light and the regular and you will think if the light is good I bet the regular is amazing. Not so my friend do no yield to temptation. The regular is yucky and has more calories)
Samball hot chili paste (this comes in a small container with a chicken on the front t and a green lid. You find it in the Asian section of the grocery store. My small grocery store in Smithfield UT has it some I am sure yours does too)
Chopped green onion
Chopped peanuts
Shredded cabbage

Soften dry vegetable is water about 10 minutes. Brown ground beef, drain and rinse. Drain vegetables, add to ground beef, add enough salad dressing to coat (about ½ the bottle) add a small (and I do mean tiny maybe 1/8 a teaspoon) chili paste and stir.

Place rice in bowl, add meat mixture, top with onions, peanuts and cabbage. And a little bit more dressing. Enjoy.

*note the Samball hot chili paste is very spicy. When I make this for my family I leave it out (my kids do not like spicy) and my husband and I add it at the table. That way we all get it as spicy as we want.

The meat mixture can also be used as the filling for lettuce wraps.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delish, except I would make my own dressing with some sesame oil, some olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, and maybe cider vinegar?