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Blended Asian Beef Bowl with Cucumber and Carrot Salad

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March 7, 2017
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Serves 4 people

Recipe By Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Chef, katiecavuto.com


Ingredients

  • 2 Cups
    cooked, jasmine rice
  • 2 Tablespoons
    honey
  • 1/4 Cup
    reduced sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    crushed red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    fresh grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons
    avocado oil
  • 8 Ounces
    cremini mushrooms, finely chopped*
  • 1
    cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1/2
    diced yellow onion
  • 1 Pound
    ground beef
  • 1/4 Cup
    chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup
    chopped cashews
  • Cucumber and Carrot Salad
  • 1
    large English cucumber, spiralized or thinly sliced
  • 2
    large carrots, spiralized or thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon
    lime juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    lime zest
  • 1 Tablespoon
    honey
  • 1 Teaspoon
    sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and ginger.

  2. Heat one tablespoons of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2-3 minutes, to brown. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside.

  3. In the same pan, add the remaining oil along with the onion and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; drain excess fat.

  4. Add the mushrooms back to the pan and stir to combine.

  5. Stir in the sauce and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.

  6. Serve immediately, with the rice. Garnish with cilantro and cucumber and carrot salad.

  7. Cucumber and Carrot Salad: In a large bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cucumber and carrot to the bowl and toss together.

    *to chop the mushrooms, pulse in a food processor, stems and caps, until they form a ground-beef like texture.

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