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Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

When it comes to steak and rice bowls, there are endless possibilities. You can use any type of steak, and any type of rice. In this particular recipe, we will be using a sirloin steak and jasmine rice. This steak rice bowl is simple, yet satisfying, and we elevate it with some cilantro lime rice. The steak is cooked to perfection, and the rice is fluffy and flavorful. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner that will leave you feeling full and satisfied, then look no further than this steak and rice bowl!

What Steak Should I use?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

There are many different types of steak that you could use for this recipe. We recommend using a sirloin steak, as it is a leaner cut of meat and it is less expensive than other cuts of steak. You could also use a flank steak or skirt steak, or even a filet mignon. The important thing is to make sure that the steak is cooked to your liking. If you are cooking for a larger group you may want to use flank or skirt steak. We recommend cooking it medium, as it will be more tender and juicy.

What Rice Should I use?

Rice For Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

For this recipe, we recommend using jasmine rice. Jasmine rice is long-grain rice that has a light and fluffy texture. It is also very aromatic, and it pairs well with the steak. You could also use white rice, brown rice, wild rice, or cauliflower rice.

How Should I Cook My Rice?

We recommend cooking your rice in a pressure cooker. Pressure cookers take extra stress of having to keep an eye on your rice. You simply set it up and move on to your next task. If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can just use a regular pot to cook your rice in.

What is Cilantro Lime Rice?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy, cilantro and lime

Cilantro lime rice is a type of Mexican rice that is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime. It is usually made with white rice, but you could also use jasmine rice. It is a simple process but the payoff is amazing. My recipe for Cilantro Lime rice is here.

Why It’s Important To Let The Steak Sit Before Cooking?

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When you cook steak, it is important to let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. This allows the steak to cook evenly and prevents it from being overcooked on the outside and raw on the inside. The result will be a more tender and juicy steak.

Why Cook The Steak Whole?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

We recommend cooking the steak whole because it is easier to slice and the end result is a tender and juicy steak. Sliced steak cooks faster and it will be more likely to dry out. This is especially true with leaner cuts of meat as they have less fat.

Why Use Butter When Cooking The Steak?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

Butter is a great way to add flavor to the steak. It also helps to keep the steak moist and juicy. You could also use olive oil, but we find that butter works best. You don’t need a lot, the goal is to just use a spoon or basting brush to coat the steak and keep it from drying out while cooking.

The Sauce.

sauce

The sauce is what really makes this steak and rice bowl special. When you cut a steak the outside is seasoned but the inside is not. So drizzling sauce over the steak adds more flavor and creaminess due to the sour cream to not only the steak but the rice as well.

Steak and Rice Bowl

Servings
2
Prep time
15
minutes
Calories
400
Cook time
15 minutes

Total time 30 minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 8-ounce sirloin steak
  • 1 cup jasmine rice or brown rice
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 2-4 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp better than bouillon beef and 1 3/4 cup water or 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp light sour cream

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What If I Don’t Want To Make My Own Sauce?

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You could use steak sauce, BBQ sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sour cream or even hot sauce. If you are using a store-bought sauce, we recommend using one that is not too thick. This way it will coat the steak and rice without being too heavy.

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What Tools You Will Need

Directions

  1. Remove steak from refrigerator and place on cutting board to bring to room temperature for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Measure out and begin cooking rice using your pressure cooker or preferred method.
  3. While Rice cooks and steak comes to temp, Chop your cilantro.
  4. Season your steak with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Preheat skillet to medium high heat, once heated lay steak on skillet and add butter. Use a spoon or basting brunch to coat the steak as it cooks with butter. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
  6. After the steak is done reduce heat to low and keep any remaining juices in the pan.
  7. Rest the steak on the cutting board while you finish the rice.
  8. Fluff the rice with a fork or spatula and add cilantro, and juice from 1 whole lime. Use the zester and zest half of a lime into the rice and mix well.
  9. Add bouillon or broth to pan with steak juice and increase heat to medium-low. Whisk the broth and reduce for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and add sour cream and whisk until creamy.
  10. Slice steak and serve cooked steak over rice and drizzle sauce over your steak rice bowl to your liking. Enjoy!
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Notes

  • Be sure to wash and dry your produce. Especially when you will be zesting your lime.
  • If you are concerned about your steak being under or cooked use an instant-read thermometer so it is cooked to your liking.
  • Make sure your pan is fully preheated to medium high heat so you get a nice sear.

Why Is It Important To Let Steak Rest?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

Resting steak allows the juices to redistribute throughout the steak so when you cut into it, all those delicious juices don’t run out. We recommend letting your steak rest for at least five minutes before cutting into it.

Other Ways To Add Flavor To Your Rice.

If you are wanting to try other options than the cilantro lime rice we used in this recipe, here are a few ideas.

Garlic-

Add some minced garlic to your rice and mix it in thoroughly to give your rice an extra punch.

Broth-

Try using chicken or beef brother instead of water. This will absorb more flavor into your rice as it cooks and give you a rich flavorful rice.

Sour Cream-

You can add little sour cream to your rice to give it a nice rich and creamy taste and texture.

Butter-

Butter can add some saltiness and richness to your rice so it doesn’t taste bland.

Soy Sauce-

Keep it simple and add soy sauce to your rice. It’s a popular option for a reason, it taste good and it is an easy way to add flavor without any extra work.

What Else Can I Add to My Steak Rice Bowl?

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

There are endless possibilities when it comes to steak and rice bowls. Here are a few suggestions.

Veggies.

Try adding some sauteed veggies to your steak rice bowls. bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and broccoli all go great with steak.

Cheese.

Try adding some shredded cheese to your steak and rice bowl. We recommend cheddar, mozzarella, or even crumbled blue cheese.

Eggs.

Try topping your steak rice bowls with a fried egg or sunny-side-up egg. The yolk is a great way to add more flavor to the dish.

Shrimp.

If you love surf and turf, try adding some grilled or fried shrimp to your steak rice bowls. Shrimp is a great way to add more protein to the dish.

Avocado.

Try adding some diced avocado or guacamole to your steak and rice bowl. Avocado is a great way to add more healthy fats to the dish.

Hot Sauce.

Try adding some hot sauce to your steak rice bowl. Hot sauce is a great way to add more flavor and some kick to the dish.

Can I meal Prep This Dish?

Yes, steak rice bowls are a great meal prep dish. Simply cook the steak and rice ahead of time and store them in separate containers. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat the leftover steak and rice and assemble your bowl. Rice and leftover steak will last in the fridge for up to four days.

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

Steak And Rice Bowl That Will Satisfy

David
When it comes to steak and rice bowls, there are endless possibilities. You can use any type of steak, and any type of rice. In this particular recipe, we will be using a sirloin steak and jasmine rice.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2
Calories 400 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Ounces Sirloin Steak
  • 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Lime
  • 2-4 TBSP Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 TSP Better Than Bouillon Beef
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 2 TBSP Sour Cream

Instructions
 

  • Remove steak from refrigerator and place on cutting board to bring to room temperature for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Measure out and begin cooking rice using your pressure cooker or preferred method.
  • While Rice cooks and steak comes to temp, Chop your cilantro.
  • Season your steak with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Preheat skillet to medium high heat, once heated lay steak on skillet and add butter. Use a spoon or basting brunch to coat the steak as it cooks with butter. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side or until done to your liking.
  • After the steak is done reduce heat to low and keep any remaining juices in the pan.
  • Rest the steak on the cutting board while you finish the rice.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork or spatula and add cilantro, and juice from 1 whole lime. Use the zester and zest half of a lime into the rice and mix well.
  • Add bouillon or broth to pan with steak juice and increase heat to medium-low. Whisk the broth and reduce for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and add sour cream and whisk until creamy.
  • Slice and serve steak over rice and drizzle sauce over your steak and rice to your liking. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Be sure to wash and dry your produce. Especially when you will be zesting your lime.
  • If you are concerned about your steak being under or cooked use an instant-read thermometer so it is cooked to your liking.
  • Make sure your pan is fully preheated to medium-high heat so you get a nice sear.
  • Use 3/4 cup broth if you don't want to use better than bouillon

Nutrition

Calories: 400kcal
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Want More Rice Bowls?

If you are a fan of rice bowls there are so many options to choose from and you don’t have to limit them to steak. Chicken, shrimp, tofu, and veggies are all great options for rice bowls. You can also change up the type of rice you use. Brown rice, white rice, and even quinoa are all great options. The possibilities are endless when it comes to steak and rice bowls so get creative and make a dish that you’ll love. If your looking for inspiration check out our bean and rice burrito bowl.

Summary

This Steak rice bowl is a great meal that is easy to make and is very satisfying. The cilantro lime rice pairs well with the steak and the sauce adds a lot of flavor. This dish is also very versatile and you can use different types of rice or even add vegetables to the bowl. What’s your favorite steak recipe? Let us know in the comments below.

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