Curry Beef and Aromatic Rice -- Flavors of coconut milk, curry, basil and lemongrass give this stir-fry dish a distinctively Asian flare.
Flavors of coconut milk, curry, basil and lemongrass give this stir-fry dish a distinctively Asian flare.
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  • Total Recipe Time: 60 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steak boneless, cut 3/4 inch thick
  2. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  3. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  4. 1 can (13-1/2 to 14 ounces) lite coconut milk
  5. 1 to 2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
  6. Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice (recipe below)
  7. 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  8. 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  9. 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  10. 1 tablespoon minced fresh lemon grass
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  12. Chopped fresh basil (optional)


  1. Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Combine soy sauce and garlic in medium bowl. Add beef; toss. Set aside.
  2. Whisk coconut milk and curry paste in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
  3. Prepare Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice.
  4. Meanwhile heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  5. In same skillet, bring coconut milk mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green beans, basil, lemon grass and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 11 to 13 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Return beef with juices to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Serve over rice. Garnish with basil, if desired.

    Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice: Prepare 1 cup basmati rice according to package directions omitting butter or oil. Add 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped and 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, during stand time.

    Recipe as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • To toast almonds, spread in single layer on metal baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Set aside to cool.
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