One pot meals

Ground beef and rice (one pot)


One pot rice meals have fans in my house. No need to be told we are always “hungry and lazy”. No one ready to slave in the kitchen plus there is fewer dishes to wash, just one. (Remind me to stick a note on the sink- WASH YOUR PLATE after eating).

I have nicknamed this ground beef and rice glorified anwa mo. Anwa mo is basically rice cooked with a generous amount of oil and salted beef.

It is quiet easy and simple, start by sauteing onions, garlic and ginger, add chilli, coriander, cloves and bay leaf, stir in seasoned ground beef. Have washed rice on standby, just damp it in. Add salt, water and cover. In the meantime, tidy up and hang around the kitchen. Do not leave, this girl has been burning rice a lot these days. Who cares? Burnt rice under (kanzo) are the best!

Do fish out the cloves after cooking, it is unpleasant biting into it 🙁

Ground beef and rice (one pot)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Juliet@biscuitsandladles
  • 1 pound grounded beef seasoned with salt and black pepper
  • 2cups rice
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon anise seeds grounded
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander grounded
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli adjust for preference
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Water to cook the rice
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander/ cilantro to garnish
  1. Wash rice till water is cleared, drain water and set aside. Put a saucepan on medium heat, put in oil, onion, ginger and garlic. Cook till onions are softened. Add in anise seeds, coriander and bay leaf. Stir and add in grounded beef. Cook till no longer pink.

  2. Add washed rice, water as required, taste and adjust salt. Add the cloves, cover the saucepan with a lid and bring the rice to a boil. Immediately it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cook till the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked through. Rest the rice for about five minutes and fluff with a long fork or a flat wooden ladle.

  3. Remove cloves and bay leaf, garnish with coriander or cilantro. Serve

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