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.
Choose the yolk free Egg noodles. If you cannot find it in the pasta section try the kosher section.
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.
I like using organic brown basmati rice. It sounds healthier no?
Heat the oil and butter. I think the original recipe called for cooking oil, but i like to use olive oil and butter instead.
Add the egg noodles.
Stir and stir and stir.
When the browning begins (1-2 min) remove the pot from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until the rice is fully cooked.
The noodles will soften. The noodles brown color will add a nice contrast and flavour.
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?!
In the meantime prepare the beef and pine nuts
This dish is best with beef or veal but it may be substituted for chicken or turkey.
Drain any extra juices.
Add the beef to the rice mixture and set aside.
Last part..... Place the pine nuts in a clean frying pan.
Toast the pine nuts ( be careful not to burn the pine nuts)
Add the pine nuts
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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- 1.0c Egg noodles
- 0.0c Olive oil
- 1.0Tbsp Butter or margarine
- 1.0tsp Nutmeg
- 1.0tsp Salt
- 1.0Tbsp Chicken soup powder (low sodium)
- 2.0c Basmati rice
- 4.0c Water
- ----the beef-------
- 1.0Tbsp Olive oil
- 200.0g Ground beef
- 0.0tsp Black pepper
- 1.0tsp Salt
- 0.0tsp Cinnamon
- -----the garnish------