How to Rice, Ground Beef and Pine Nuts

I got this recipie from my cousin Lea. It's a dish that is a favorite with our families' young and old. Left overs can be frozen.

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How to Rice, Ground Beef and Pine Nuts Recipe
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In a large pot follow steps 1 and 2.  For a less oily version use 1/8 cup of olive oil and 1 1/2 tbsp of butter.

In a large pot follow steps 1 and 2. For a less oily version use 1/8 cup of olive oil and 1 1/2 tbsp of butter.

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Choose the yolk free Egg noodles.  If you cannot find it in the pasta section try the kosher section.

Choose the yolk free Egg noodles. If you cannot find it in the pasta section try the kosher section.

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From left to right:  organic brown basmati rice.  Nutmeg, kosher salt, low sodium chicken soup mix and boiling water.  I like pre-mixing the spices in the boiling water before cooking the noodles.

From left to right: organic brown basmati rice. Nutmeg, kosher salt, low sodium chicken soup mix and boiling water. I like pre-mixing the spices in the boiling water before cooking the noodles.

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I like using organic brown basmati rice.  It sounds healthier no?

I like using organic brown basmati rice. It sounds healthier no?

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Heat the oil and butter.  I think the original recipe called for cooking oil, but i like to use olive oil and butter instead.

Heat the oil and butter. I think the original recipe called for cooking oil, but i like to use olive oil and butter instead.

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Add the egg noodles.

Add the egg noodles.

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Stir and stir and stir.

Stir and stir and stir.

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When the browning begins (1-2 min) remove the pot from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.

When the browning begins (1-2 min) remove the pot from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.

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Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until the rice is fully cooked.

Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until the rice is fully cooked.

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The noodles will soften.  The noodles brown color will add a nice contrast and flavour.

The noodles will soften. The noodles brown color will add a nice contrast and flavour.

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Don't forget to stir every 5 minutes or so.  Brown rice takes longer to cook so I usually need to add an extra cup of hot water.  I don't cover the pot but I think you suppose to cover the pot?!

Don't forget to stir every 5 minutes or so. Brown rice takes longer to cook so I usually need to add an extra cup of hot water. I don't cover the pot but I think you suppose to cover the pot?!

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In the meantime prepare the beef and pine nuts

In the meantime prepare the beef and pine nuts

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This dish is best with beef or veal but it may be substituted for chicken or turkey.

This dish is best with beef or veal but it may be substituted for chicken or turkey.

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Cook well.

Cook well.

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Drain any extra juices.

Drain any extra juices.

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Add the beef to the rice mixture and set aside.

Add the beef to the rice mixture and set aside.

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Last part..... Place the pine nuts in a clean frying pan.

Last part..... Place the pine nuts in a clean frying pan.

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Toast the pine nuts ( be careful not to burn the pine nuts)

Toast the pine nuts ( be careful not to burn the pine nuts)

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Add the pine nuts

Add the pine nuts

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Enjoy :)  Tip:  for kids mix in softened raisins.  For adults garnish with chives (see photo).  For a healthier version mix in spinach and reduce the amount of oil.

Enjoy :) Tip: for kids mix in softened raisins. For adults garnish with chives (see photo). For a healthier version mix in spinach and reduce the amount of oil.

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Looking for a desert that will complete this dish? Try "Baked Apples Pecans, Raisins & Honey".  The recipe can be found under my published Snap Guides.

Looking for a desert that will complete this dish? Try "Baked Apples Pecans, Raisins & Honey". The recipe can be found under my published Snap Guides.

Ingredients

1 Cup Egg noodles 
Cups Olive oil 
1 Tablespoon Butter or margarine  
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Tablespoon Chicken soup powder (low sodium)  
2 Cups Basmati rice  
4 Cups Water 
----the beef------- 
1 Tablespoon Olive oil 
200 Grams Ground beef 
½ Teaspoons Black pepper 
Teaspoons Salt  
½ Teaspoons Cinnamon 
-----the garnish------ 
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