One Pan Dinner

Perfect for a quick and easy meal, this savoury dish is just like the one mum used to make.

  • 500 g lean topside mince
  • 3 Tbsp spring onions or chives, finely chopped
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 100 g brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 150 g onion, finely sliced (large)
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 200 g cabbage, finely shredded
  • 150 g carrots (2), shredded
  • 1 Tbsp polyunsaturated oil
  1. Shred cabbage and carrots; put to one side.
  2. Place oil in a large fry pan and stir-fry garlic and onion over low heat until golden.
  3. Add mince and stir-fry until brown. Season with beef cube, bay leaf, thyme, tarragon, parsley and chives.
  4. Add rice, water and tomato paste.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  6. Add cabbage and carrots to rice and stir fry just to mix and slightly soften. Serve immediately.

Microwave Directions:

  1. Heat a large microwave browning dish to directions.
  2. Add oil, garlic and onion. Cover and cook 2 minutes on HIGH.
  3. Add mince, cover and brown, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes on HIGH. Season with beef cube and herbs.
  4. Stir in rice, water and tomato paste. Cover and cook on MEDIUM HIGH for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in cabbage and carrot. Cover again and cook on MEDIUM HIGH for 5 minutes more.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat.
  7. If reheating, omit last 5 minutes of cooking so vegetables don't become soggy. Reheating time may need to be increased to 10 minutes if chilled.

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