Rice Cooker Rice Noodles with Beef
"Filling and delicious."Serves 2 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time Depends on rice cooker
Why I Love This Recipe
A very aromatic recipe that is guaranteed to fill you up. A nice alternative to the standard more Italian take on microwave/rice cooker pasta.
Recipe Joke (sorry couldn't find a rice noodle joke): A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the 'Chicken Surprise.'
The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.
Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.
'Good grief, did you see that?' she asks her husband. He hadn't, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down..
Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.
'Please sir,' says the waiter, 'what did you order?'
The husband replies, 'Chicken Surprise.'
'Ah! I'm so sorry,' says the waiter, 'I brought you the Peeking Duck.’
Ingredients You'll Need
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1⁄2 pound ground beef
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
1 tablespoon black bean paste
1⁄4 pound broccoli florets, blanched
2 tablespoons water
1⁄2 pound dried rice stick noodles, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes or until softened
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
Add the oil to the rice cooker, cover, and set to Cook. When the base of the rice cooker gets warm, add the ground beef and cook for 10 minutes until the beef completely cooks through, covered and stirring occasionally. Leaving the remaining oil in the pot, remove the beef from the pot and set aside.
Add the garlic, black bean paste, broccoli, and water to the pot and cook for 3 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Add the noodles, soy sauce, and half the green onions. Mix well.
Return the beef to the pot and mix well with the noodles. Garnish with remaining green onions before serving.