Leftovers Cooksperiment

So, we hadn’t gone grocery shopping in a while, and I wanted something healthy for dinner. What? It happens to all of us at some point in our lives, anyway… I created a beef dish over rice which included leftover veggies. It was decently tasty, filling, and made enough that it lasted for several days.

What’s in it?

Leftover Rice-You could technically use any kind of rice you wanted, this was unnamed rice from a baggie in the pantry, this would likely taste better with brown and wild rice.

Veggies-Mushrooms, Celery, Peas and Carrots, Broccoli, Green Onions are what I used, you choose what you want.

Frozen Beef Tips-You could use other cuts, fresh, or chicken if you wanted

 

How’d I do it:

Turn on your burner to medium high

Throw in the somewhat defrosted meat

Add about half of a glass of water-this is going to help defrost the meat and the moisture will keep it tender

Toss in your meat seasonings-I wanted something savory and did sage, thyme, oregano, cardamom, and dried shallot, I also added some better than bouillon to increase the beef flavor

Let this cook away until the water is mostly evaporated and your meat should be tender and cooked

Toss in your veggies (I cut only the celery and green onions, the rest were pre-frozen or cut, just cut them how you want) with about a cup (measuring cup) of water and let them cook, stirring occasionally… yes, in the pan with the meat.

Add some corn starch to thicken the water to a gravy, not much add a teaspoon at a time and stir, if it’s too thick, add a little more water to the mix until you get it where you want it.

SIMULTANEOUSLY Cook your rice, this particular rice was one I had to guess at on the cooking instructions and I added about 2x water to rice and cooked it for 20 mins, follow the rice instructions on the bag if you’ve got it

Rice on the plate

Stuff on the rice

Eat

You should end up with something kinda like:

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