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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Coconut Rice with Beef Stir-Fry

Coconut Rice with Beef Stir-Fry

I added another tablespoon of chili garlic sauce but you can add to taste and have hot sauce on the side.

Rice:
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground red pepper
1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice

Stir-fry:
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, divided
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced across the grain
1 cup vertically sliced onion
1 cup red bell pepper strips
3 cups sliced bok choy
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 lime wedges

To prepare rice, bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. It will be soft and creamy.
To prepare stir-fry, heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of beef; stir-fry 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; cover and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and beef.
Add onion and bell pepper to pan; stir-fry 5 minutes. Add bok choy; stir-fry 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add beef, cilantro, chili garlic sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with rice and lime wedges.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups stir-fry, about 3/4 cup rice, and 1 lime wedge)

NUTRITION PER SERVING
CALORIES 416(28% from fat); FAT 13.1g (sat 7.5g,mono 3.2g,poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 28.3g; CHOLESTEROL 45mg; CALCIUM 90mg; SODIUM 561mg; FIBER 1.7g; IRON 4.7mg; CARBOHYDRATE 46.5g
Cooking Light, JANUARY 2005

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