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“Chow Mein” December 12, 2008

Filed under: Meat Dishes,rice dishes — obsidian @ 12:30 pm
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This is mum’s recipe… Don’t know where she got it from. It’s probably loosely based on an Asian dish, but totally not authentic (“Mein” means noodles, so this being rice based is wrong just there, let alone the curry powder, but anyway…) Hubby was taught the same dish from his mum.. but they call it something else we both can’t figure out how to spell (sounds like “hi-tie-min”)… again the “mein” without any noodles…. So without any other term for it, this is what we call it. Whatever it’s name, it’s easy and tasty.

 
Ingredients:
1 cup Rice
half a cabbage
Peas and corn
500g Beef mince
1 packet of chicken noodle soup
1 teaspoon curry powder

 
Method:
1). Finely slice/chop up the cabbage – I like to throw away the big chunky bits…
2). Brown the mince in a large frying pan. Add the curry powder and fry for a moment more. If you fry the curry powder like this it releases more flavour, so you don’t need as much.
3). Add the rest of the ingredients, and about 2 cups of water. Put a loose fitting lid over this (or put the lid half on) and simmer until the rice is soft. You may need to add more water if it gets dry. If you have too much water, remove the lid to let some evaporate. Its cooked when the rice is soft.

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