Bowls have gained immense popularity as a meal choice due to their versatility in combining various food groups like carbohydrates, protein, vegetables, and flavorful sauces. They are especially convenient for busy moms who desire a quick and nutritious meal. Prepare to be astounded by the incredible flavors and textures of our HelloFresh Ginger Soy Beef Bowls with Brown Rice, Sriracha Mayo, Cilantro, and Crispy Fried Onions. Let's delve into the details and explore the culinary magic!
To create this gastronomic masterpiece, let's closely examine the ingredients we'll be using:
- Fragrant Jasmine Rice: For that delightful aroma, you'll need ¾ cup of fragrant jasmine rice.
- High-Quality Ground Beef: To ensure a rich and savory taste, get your hands on 10 ounces of top-notch ground beef.
- Creamy Mayonnaise: Adding 2 tablespoons of creamy mayonnaise will lend a luscious texture to the dish, thanks to the eggs.
- Spicy Sriracha: For those who like a bit of heat, spice things up with 1 teaspoon of the famous Sriracha sauce.
- Shredded Carrots: To bring a vibrant pop of color and a refreshing crunch, include 4 ounces of shredded carrots.
- Delectable Sweet Soy Glaze: Drizzle 4 tablespoons of this amazing glaze, enriched with sesame, soy, and wheat, to add sweetness and depth of flavor.
- Umami Ginger Sauce: Elevate the taste profile of your dish with 4 tablespoons of this umami-packed ginger sauce, infused with soy and wheat.
- Crispy Fried Onions: Indulge in 1 unit of crispy fried onions, which bring a satisfying crispy texture and a touch of indulgence.
- Fragrant Cilantro: Add ¼ ounce of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped, to impart a fragrant and herbaceous note to your bowl.
- Nutty Brown Rice: If you prefer a wholesome and nutty alternative to jasmine rice, use 1.25 cups of brown rice instead.
- Salt and Pepper: Enhance the flavors of each component of the dish with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.
- Cooking Oil: Use 1 teaspoon of cooking oil to ensure the beef cooks evenly and doesn't stick.
- Velvety Butter: For a velvety richness, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Please note that it contains milk.
Now, let's move on to the cooking process! Here's a step-by-step guide to crafting this exquisite meal:
1. Cook Rice:
- In a small pot, combine the jasmine rice, ¾ cup of water (if you're making four servings, increase the water to 2¼ cups), and a pinch of salt.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
- Let the rice cook for about 15-18 minutes until it becomes tender.
- Keep the pot covered off the heat until you're ready to serve.
Note: If you prefer brown rice, simply swap it in. Use 1.25 cups of water (if making four servings, increase to 3.5 cups) and a pinch of salt. Cook for a slightly longer duration of 20-25 minutes. You can save the jasmine rice for another culinary creation.
2. Prep & Mix Mayo:
- While the rice is cooking, take a moment to wash and dry the produce.
- Roughly chop the cilantro.
- In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with Sriracha, adjusting the quantity to your desired level of spiciness. Mix well to ensure the flavors meld together.
3. Cook Beef:
- Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the ground beef to the pan, along with a generous pinch of salt.
- Use a spatula to break up the meat into pieces and cook until it is browned and cooked through, usually around 3-4 minutes.
Our Fresh Financials and Recommendations
If you're curious about the cost breakdown of the ingredients, here's a list of the prices for your convenience:
- Jasmine Rice: ¾ cup - $2.78
- Ground Beef: 10 ounces - $4.94 (based on purchasing 1 pound of 85/15 ground beef)
- Mayonnaise: 2 tablespoons (contains eggs) - $3.18
- Sriracha: 1 teaspoon - $4.47 per bottle
- Shredded Carrots: 4 ounces - $1.77
- Sweet Soy Glaze: 4 tablespoons (contains sesame, soy, wheat) - $3.77
- Umami Ginger Sauce: 4 tablespoons (contains soy, wheat) - $4.97
- Crispy Fried Onions: 1 unit (contains wheat) - $2.97
- Cilantro: ¼ ounce - $0.88 for a bunch
- Brown Rice: 1.25 cups - $0.88
- Salt - $0.72
- Pepper - $3.54
- Cooking Oil: 1 teaspoon (price varies based on the type of oil you choose to purchase)
- Butter: 1 tablespoon (contains milk) - $3.68 for four sticks
The total cost of the ingredients comes out to $38.68, which may be slightly more expensive than getting a four-portion size with HelloFresh. However, it's important to note that by preparing this dish yourself, you have the freedom to adjust the timing and personalize the details according to your preferences. Plus, the slight increase in cost is due to the inclusion of oils, butter, and seasonings. But fear not, you can stockpile these ingredients and use them repeatedly until they expire or until you find more cost-effective ways to enjoy your meals. Happy cooking!
Although I do not currently use any cashback applications with my subscription, I did take advantage of HelloFresh's deal of saving money across 16 boxes. The savings accumulated across the boxes can add up, making it a worthwhile investment.
Therefore, I highly recommend bringing this working mom dish to life. The preparation and execution of the recipe are seamless. The time frame is quick, allowing you to enjoy a scrumptious meal and savor your evening. What a win for us millennials.