Thai Red Curry Beef
By :The Ultimate Instant Pot CB for Two by Janet Zimmerman
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I have friends who make their own Thai curry pastes. I admire them, but it’s just too much work for me. I use Mae Ploy brand paste, and am pleased with the results. This curry cooks while the rice steams, giving you a complete dinner in one pot. Blade roast is a cut of shoulder (a flat-iron steak is half a blade roast) that’s more tender than chuck roast, but if you can’t find it, just use regular chuck, sliced thin.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Beef, Coconut Milk, Onion, Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 14 oz coconut milk 1 can
  • 1 ounce Thai red curry paste about 2 tablespoons
  • 12 oz blade roast or flat-iron steak cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice rinsed
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 medium zucchini cut into 1/4 inch rounds then cut into half moons
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh basil or cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice optional
  • 1/2 tsp sugar optional
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce or soy sauce optional
Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat, Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Beef, Coconut Milk, Onion, Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
2 servings
Ingredients
  • 14 oz coconut milk 1 can
  • 1 ounce Thai red curry paste about 2 tablespoons
  • 12 oz blade roast or flat-iron steak cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 1/2 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice rinsed
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 medium zucchini cut into 1/4 inch rounds then cut into half moons
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh basil or cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice optional
  • 1/2 tsp sugar optional
  • 1/4 tsp fish sauce or soy sauce optional
Votes: 3
Rating: 3.33
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Instructions
  1. Pour the coconut milk into the inner pot. Add the curry paste and stir to combine. Add the beef and onion.
  2. Place a trivet in the pot that’s tall enough to clear the meat.
  3. Place the rice in a heat-proof bowl that holds at least 3 cups. Add the water and salt, and stir to dissolve the salt. Place the bowl on top of the trivet.
  4. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 7 minutes.
  5. While the beef and rice cook, chop the vegetables.
  6. After cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  7. Unlock the lid. Carefully remove the rice bowl and trivet. Fluff the rice with a fork and cover with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  8. Select Sauté and adjust to Medium heat. Add the zucchini, bell pepper, and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occa-sionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the basil. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed with lime juice, sugar, or fish sauce (if using).
  9. To serve, divide the rice between two bowls and top with the curry. You may not need all the sauce.
Recipe Notes

Use It Up: Use the other half of the zucchini in Minestrone (page 74). Use the remaining tomatoes in Farfalle with Salmon, Fennel, and Tomatoes (page 92). Use the rest of the bell pepper in Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups (page 108) or the Southwestern Black Bean Salad (page 60)

3 replies
  1. Tonia
    Tonia says:

    My family and I loved this recipe last night! The sauce was a bit runny, likely b/c it was cooked in an IP and didn’t have enough time to evaporate the excess liquid when the veggies cook. It was still delicious with a nice heat. We quadrupled the meat amount and tripled the other ingredients because we have a family of 3 and like leftovers for lunches. There was still a bunch of sauce left so next time I will be only doubling the sauce ingredients and see how it goes.

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