I prefer Basmati rice, but other rice types will also work. I recommend a rice cooker though. I use to never cook rice, now I cook rice all the time! Having a rice cooker takes the thinking out of making rice, I just set it and wait for the cooker to tell me it is done. Here is the Aroma rice cooker I use from amazon, it is the perfect small size for my family.
I always salt my steak and let it sit in a bag in my fridge for a day or two before I use it. It helps add flavor and tenderize the meat! If you do this, you will not want to add salt later.
I like to add my Za’atar seasoning right before cooking. You can add it when you salt you steak though, this will give the steaks a stronger flavor.
The best deal I have found for premade pesto is Kirkland brand from Costco. You get a lot of pesto for the money!
I like to keep it simple, but you can take this dish and make it your own. Add diced onions and tomatoes to give it something extra.
- 10 oz. of steak
- 6 cups of basmati rice
- 1 cup of pesto
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- Za'atar seasoning
- To cook the rice-Add 2 cups of dry basmati rice and 4 cups of water to your rice cooker.
- Season your Steak with Za'atar Seasoning and salt, Grill or pan fry to your rareness preference. I grilled at 400 for 10 minutes per side.
- In a large bowl- Add the rice, 1 cup of pesto, 1 cup of slivered almonds, and your sliced or cubed steak.
- Mix well and serve