King Lu's Note:
My Grandmother (Teta) made this dish as an accompaniment to Chicken, Pork, or Lamb dishes. My son will make a meal out of it on its own. The yogurt and pine nuts really enhance the flavour, but are optional. To truly enjoy this I would not recommend using ground beef. It also very easily reheats and can be frozen as well.
My Private Note
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- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/4 lbs sirloin, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces (discard anything too fatty)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1Mix all the spices together in a small bowl.
- 2Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse the Basmati Rice under cold water for a minute, set aside to drain.
- 3Combine the chicken stock mix in 1 cup of the chicken broth, set aside.
- 4In a large pot, heat the Oil over med-high heat.
- 5Add the sirloin and mix with oil. Immediately sprinkle 1/3 of spice mixture on the sirloin and stir in, repeat this 2 more times and stir until the meat is brown all over and you have added all the spice.
- 6Add rice to the meat and mix it together 15 – 20 seconds.
- 7Add both the chicken broth and the chicken broth and stock mixture at this time, this should cover the rice and meat by a ¼ to ½ inch.
- 8Add butter and stir occasionally.
- 9Once butter has melted and the liquid is just starting to boil (the rice should look a little plump) reduce heat to just above low and cover the pot.
- 10Cook for 17 minutes. DO NOT lift the cover to check.
- 11During this time you can toast the Pine nuts either in a nonstick pan on the stove or on a cookie sheet in the oven on broil. Either way you need to stir them continuously until they are nicely browned.
- 12After 17 minutes remove the pot from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. DO NOT lift the cover. After 10 minutes you can lift the cover and fluff up the rice with an fork.
- 13Scoop rice out onto a platter for presentation or directly onto a plate. If using pine nuts sprinkle them on top of the rice.
- 14If you are using the yogurt, it is served in individual bowls and a little is scooped on and mixed into the rice as you eat it.
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Nutritional Facts for Spiced Sirloin Rice (Teta Rice)
Serving Size: 1 (297 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 477.6
- Calories from Fat 207
- Total Fat 23.0 g
- Saturated Fat 9.2 g
- Cholesterol 62.7 mg
- Sodium 1021.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
- Sugars 0.8 g
- Protein 20.6 g