Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice

I love a good rice dish, and I love spicy beef so this recipe sounded like something I would enjoy. I just received my order from the Asian Food Grocer and was excited with all my Asian ingredients and my lovely chopsticks. One of the items I purchased was Jasmine rice. I modified the recipe, which was on the back of the rice package by tweaking the seasoning, adding more vegetables and using lean beef.

Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Points +: 7 • Smart Points: 
Calories: 287.5 • Fat: 8.9 • Carbs: 37.9 • Fiber: 3.1 • Protein: 13.6

  • 3/4 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 6 medium green onions, (scallion) chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 medium carrots thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tsp Asian fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Heat a heavy medium pot over high heat. Add beef and saute until browned. Add onion, scallions, garlic, crushed red pepper and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Saute another 2 minutes. Add carrots, red pepper, rice, 2 cups water, fish sauce and remaining soy sauce. Reduce to low heat, when the water is almost evaporated, cover. Simmer on low about 20 minutes. Add cilantro and mix well and keep covered for 10 more minutes. Makes 5 cups.