Flavors of coconut milk, curry, basil and lemongrass give this stir-fry dish a distinctively Asian flare.
1. Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Combine soy sauce and garlic in medium bowl. Add beef; toss. Set aside.
2. Whisk coconut milk and curry paste in small bowl until well blended; set aside.
3. Prepare Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice.
4. Meanwhile heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
5. In same skillet, bring coconut milk mixture to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add green beans, basil, lemon grass and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 11 to 13 minutes or until green beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
6. Return beef with juices to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Serve over rice. Garnish with basil, if desired.
Fruit and Almond Basmati Rice: Prepare 1 cup basmati rice according to package directions omitting butter or oil. Add 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit, chopped and 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted, during stand time.
Recipe as seen in The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Test Kitchen Tips To toast almonds, spread in single layer on metal baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Set aside to cool.