Estamboli Polo (String Beans With Rice)
- 2 Cups Rice
- 1 Lb (453g) String or Green Beans
- 1 Lb (453g) Ground Beef
- 4 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Small Onion
- Salt, Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper
- 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 Medium Potato
1- Soak the rice with 1 Tsp salt for 1 hour.
2- Slice the string beans.
3- Dice the onion.
4- Slice the potato.
5- Boil 4 to 5 cups water.
1- Put the string beans in a pot and add boiling water to it until it covers them all, cover the lid and simmer for 10 min until the beans are tender.
2- Heat the vegetable oil in a pot, add the diced onions until translucent.
3- Add the ground beef to the onion pot, stir and let fry until the beef becomes brown. Add salt, turmeric and ground chili pepper, add tomato paste, mix thoroughly.
4- Drain the string beans and add it up to the beef pot. Mix well and leave it over low heat for few minutes (while preparing the next steps).
5- Simmer the rice until tender, Drain the rice in a colander.
6- In a large pot, pour 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, lay the sliced potatoes across the pot. Now add the rice and the beef mixture into this pot in layers. Stir the top two layers (last layer of rice and the beef mixture).
7- Add 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, cover the pot with a large napkin and the lid.
8- Cook for 30 minutes over low heat.
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