It's FINALLY February - the best month of the year - and I am back with another recipe. If like me you love to cook and experiment, but don't have the time to always make meals. Meal prep is a really good way to save yourself some time throughout the week. So here is a quick and easy dish to make at the beginning of the week that makes for yummy leftovers/meal prep.
3/4 cup parboiled rice (any white rice will work as long as it is not sticky!)
1/4 cup long grain wild rice or purple rice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs butter or olive oil
1/4 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 cuts of New York Strip
1/2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tbs crushed black pepper
1/2 tbs salt
Normandy Blend vegetables (optional)
Finely chop parsley and mix in garlic powder, and salt. In a medium sauce pan, combine rice, seasoning, and 1 tsp of butter over medium heat - cover and bring to a boil. [No time to wait for your rice to boil? Pick up a bag of Uncle Ben's quick long grain wild rice]
While the rice is cooking (18-22 minutes), slice the NY strip into half inch strips, coat in olive oil, salt, and black pepper evenly. Place meat in sauté pan on medium heat & turn every ~2 minutes to cook evenly. Cook steak to your desired level.
In a small sauce pan, add 1 tbs of water and vegetables on medium heat. Cover vegetables and let steam. Meanwhile, your rice should be nearly done. Remove lid from rice and stir to keep rice from sticking to the bottom. Reducing heat, let rice continue to cook until all water is gone. Stir vegetables to steam evenly and avoid sogginess.
Personally I prefer to make my vegetables fresh each meal so as to keep them crisp and enjoyable. This dish also goes well with green beans, give it a try!
Once the rice and meat are done, remove from heat, and grab a dish cause you are all set. Sometimes I take more joy in the plating of a recipe. One plating style I enjoy is to play with the height of a dish. Packing the rice into a cup or bowl, I think transfer it to the plate to add a new aesthetic to a simple meal. And for those of you meal preppers, simple portion out your dishes for later in the week. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did! Till next time!