I used to hate the idea of a rice cooker, another machine you hardly use and it would be far too big for 1 person. But since I got one – my sister’s enthusiasm got to me – I actually adore it. It’s so handy to have one pan less on the stove and the leftovers can be frozen or used for fried rice the day after, which works better with cold rice than with hot rice. Do spread the rice out and cool it quickly, then story it in an airtight container in the fridge. Else the high starch content becomes a quick bacterial breeding group at lukewarm temperatures.
If you don’t have a rice cooker stick to the following for a single portion (for larger portions use 2.5cm of water above the rice level as a guideline): 60gr rice with 95ml water for a small portion. 80gr rice with 120ml water for a large porting. Place it in a small sauce pan, shaking a bit to level out the rice. Breng to a rolling boil without stirring, then lower the heat and boil until tunnels form in the rice. Place a well fitting lid on top, turn off the fire and leave for 12 minutes. Stir with a fork to loosen the grains before serving.
- 150gr beef steak
- 1/2 tsp sunflower oil
- 1 small red onion, chopped finely
- 1 clove garlic, chopped or grated
- 2 tbs chopped parsley
- 1 tsp sambal
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tbs water
- 125gr broccoli
- 55gr green beans
- 125gr Swiss brown mushrooms
- 1 tsp sunflower oil
- cooked rice
Serves 1 as part of the Budget Challenge
Combine all ingredients for the marinade: onion, garlic, parsley, sambal, soy sauce, honey and water.
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Bake the steak 2 minutes per side until brown. After flipping, wait 30 seconds and add the marinade. Then bake the remaining 1.5 minutes.
Place the steak in a boal and pour the marinade over it. Cover with aluminium foil. Leave to rest for 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the broccoli in florets and the stalks in slices. Cut the tops off the beans. Slice the muchrooms
Heat the oil in a frying pan. Bake the broccoli and beans for 2 minutes on a high flame, then add the mushrooms and bake 3 more minutes.
Slice the steak.
Scoop rice in a bowl. Top with the baked vegetables, the steak and pour the marinade over it all.