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THAI BEEF WITH CARROT BASIL SALAD

Stir up a taste of Asia with this delicious Thai Beef recipe. Stir fry ground beef & top with fresh vegetables for a healthy one skillet meal in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 3 Tablespoons extra light virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 4 Tablespoons lime juice (juice of 2 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons minced garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup clam juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamari gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 cup fresh organic basil, chopped (about 1-oz package)
  • 1/4 cup organic cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups organic carrots, cut into small matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup organic green onions, sliced

Directions

  1. Cook rice as per package directions. Keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add ground beef and cook thoroughly. Drain off fat.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons lime juice with next 6 ingredients. Add to beef mixture and cook until liquid has been reduced by half. About 5 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in 1/2 cup chopped basil.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine remaining basil, cilantro, carrots and green onions. Pour remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice and 2 tablespoons oil over carrot micture. Stir to coat.
  6. To serve: Divide rice between 4 bowls. Spoon ground beef mixture over rice then top with cilantro-carrot salad.