Cook a spicy basil beef along with a pot of rice at the same time in your pressure cooker. Make a quick-pickled salad while they cook, to serve a healthy, fast dinner.
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Spicy Basil Beef Bowls

Cook a spicy basil beef along with a pot of rice at the same time in your pressure cooker. Make a quick-pickled salad while they cook, to serve a healthy, fast dinner. 
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Ingredients

For the Beef

For the Rice

For the Salad

  • 1 carrots julienned or coarsely grated
  • 1 cucumber peeled and julienned or coarsley grated
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Splenda or sugar

Instructions

For the Rice

  • Rinse rice and place rice, water and salt into a heat safe pot that will fit inside your pressure cooker.
  • Cover this pot with foil or a silicone lid

For the Beef

  • Turn your Instant Pot to Sauté high, and when it is hot, add oil. When the oil is shimmering hot, add ginger, garlic and chilis and sauté 30 seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and sauté 1 minute
  • Add in ground beef and break up lumps. Don't worry about cooking it at this point. Just make sure it's not going to cook as one big lump of meat.
  • Add 1/2 cup of chopped basil leaves (add more if you like basil, just leave enough to add some fresh leaves at the end).
  • Add all the other beef ingredients and mix well.
  • Place a steamer rack on top of the beef. 
    Cook a spicy basil beef along with a pot of rice at the same time in your pressure cooker. Make a quick-pickled salad while they cook, to serve a healthy, fast dinner.
  • On the rack, place the covered rice pot. (Sorry mine shows cooked rice, because I forgot to take a picture before hand). 
  • Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes and allow it to release pressure for 5 minutes. Release all remaining pressure. 

For the Salad

  • While the rice and beef are cooking, julienne the carrots and cucumbers, and mix with vinegar, sugar and salt. I added red pepper flakes to mine. 

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 542mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2090IU | Vitamin C: 29.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.5mg