Quick dinners – Corned Beef With Veg And Rice

I do not cook very often, but this is one of the dinners I can make and other will eat and enjoy it 🙂

Corned beef with veg and rice
Corned beef with veg and rice

I have no idea what is the name of this dish or where it comes from. A friend of mine cooked it for me probably 10 years ago, I remember thinking “You have to be joking. Some crappy meat, onions and peppers and you call that dinner” but to my surprise I actually found it was extremely tasty. I guess all these ingredients go well together making something quite special.

This is a really quick and cheap dinner option. It will take you approximately 15 min to make it, depending on the rice cooking time. It will feed 2 extremely hungry adults or family of 4 (2+2) if you eat regularly 😉  In case you want to make more food at a lower cost, just add more rice.

So what will you need?

–          200g of rice

–          350g of corned beef

–          3 medium size peppers

–          3 medium size onions

–          1 x tin of sweetcorn (optional)

Step 1

Cook the rice. It is important NOT to overcook it, as it will be heated up again with everything else at the final stage.

Step 2

Cut your corned beef into small cube sized pieces. Cut peppers and onions into large size chunks

cut everything into big chunks
cut everything into big chunks

Step 3

Preheat a big frying pan and add some oil olive. When hot add the onions and peppers, and cook slightly. After 3 to 4 minutes add the corned beef and sweetcorn, if you choose to use it. Cook for additional 2 minutes.

cook lightly, so veg are not over cooked
cook lightly, so veg are not over cooked
add corned beef and sweetcorn (optional)
add corned beef and sweetcorn (optional)

Step 4

At this point your rice should be cooked and drained. It is time to add it into your frying pan. Once this task is done everything should be cooked for an extra 3 to 5 minutes. The main point of this phase is to make the rice dry. If you cooked it well and it is not to soggy, your final cooking time will be reduced.

add earlier cooked rice
add earlier cooked rice

Step 5

Once you can see that all ingredients come together, are well mixed and look cooked, it is done!

make sure everything is well mixed and hot
make sure everything is well mixed and hot

Serve and Enjoy!

 

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