This flavor-packed rice bowl is made with a grain base of Jasmine Rice toasted with curry and vegetables, simmered in coconut milk and sweet and savory ingredients like brown sugar and chickpeas all topped with homemade beef burger patties and fresh kale. This recipe was created by Christine (Jar of Lemons) for Mahatma® Rice.
Mix the ground beef, chili powder, paprika, and salt/pepper together. Form about 12 small hamburger patties and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat up the coconut oil. Add in the minced garlic and sliced red peppers, cooking until the peppers are soft (about 10 minutes).
Set the peppers aside.
Cook the burger patties in the pan until fully cooked (about 15 minutes).
Set the burger patties aside. Drain the fat from the pan and add in the rice.
Add in the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, stir the rice and add in half of the curry powder. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for about 12-15 minutes. Add in the coconut milk, brown sugar, remaining curry powder, and chickpeas. Stir and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Add the peppers back into the curry.
Serve the curry with the burger patties and fresh kale in each bowl.
You can also cook the burger patties in the oven (instead of the pan) while you cook the curry rice.
Feel free to make 6 large burger patties instead of 12 small patties. You can also make these into meatballs if that’s easier!
One way to cut down on time is to have your meat already prepared in the freezer or the night before so you have one less step.
Adjust the thickness of the curry to taste by adding more broth to it at the end.
The wonderful thing about rice bowls is that they are easy to prepare, delicious and you can make them in any way from a Burrito Rice Bowl with chicken or a Mexican Rice Recipe base all the way to a vegan Asian Tofu Rice Bowl.
This delicious dish is full of different flavors and not to mention it’s a balanced meal loaded with protein, grains and veggies for lunch or dinner during the week. They are perfect for storing and reheating throughout the week to take with to the office or making for a delicious family dinner.
If you’re going to make a dish that has a hearty grain base, you’ll need to use the right rice variety. We suggest you use the perfect Jasmine Rice from Mahatma® Rice, because the rice grains cook up fluffy and absorb the flavors of the spices and coconut milk wonderfully for flavor in every bite.