Happy Passover and Easter weekend friends! For all who celebrate, of course. I am back after a bit of a hiatus; I was traveling to Colorado (which is stunning!), and I was so busy and with internet service being a bit spotty, I wasn’t able to regularly check in and post!
I’m back however, and with me I have an easy recipe I made several weeks ago. This is a super simple one bowl meal that hits all of your nutritional goals: protein, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables. This is simply spiced with sriracha, tamari and a little aromatics, courtesy of onion and garlic. It is so flavorful!
This does take a bit longer to use since I used brown rice, but I try to always use whole grains when I can. The thing I love about rice versus pasta (beside it being GF!) is that much of the cooking time is inactive: boil the water, add the rice, stir, pop a lid on and cook. Most brown rice takes about 40-50 minutes to cook, but check your package directions. The kale cooks with the beef, but please add once the beef (or ground turkey!) is cooked all the way through, add seasoning, and top the rice with the beef and vegetables.
This is a great meal for meal prepping for weekday lunches! Enjoy!
spicy beef, kale + brown rice bowls.
inspired by a recipe from HEB.
1 teaspoon grapeseed
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup brown rice, uncooked
1/2 pound ground sirloin
4 cups baby kale, unpacked and roughly chopped
1 teaspoon sriracha or chile garlic sauce
1 teaspoon tamari or GF soy sauce
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
Cook the rice according to package direction. When done, fluff with fork and keep warm.
Heat a skillet over medium high heat and the oil. Add the ground sirloin, and cook for 7-9 minutes or until no longer pink. Add the onion and garlic at about the 5 minute mark, and continue to cook for 5 additional minutes, or until the onion has softened and the garlic is fragrant; reduce heat if needed to prevent burning.
Add the sea salt, pepper, sriracha, and tamari and stir well to combine. Add chopped kale and stir frequently for 2-3 minutes and let the kale wilt slightly.
Divide the rice amongst four bowls or storage containers. Top with beef and vegetable mixture and serve.
Serves 4. *Please use organic ingredients wherever possible*