The Roast Beef Leftover Mix

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There is no denying the fact that I am all about taking any left over gluten-free food in the fridge, mixing it up in a pot or pan and creating a meal that, no doubt, looks like dog food, but tastes like a unicorn just shot rainbows in your mouth (that means delicious in case you didn’t figure that out).

My Mother in Law made an amazing pot roast and coupled that with a gravy using gluten-free corn starch and just the juice from the roast. The way gravy should be done. Of course, some families just add flour to the juice and thicken it that way, but this is a gluten-free meal and its. All. Gluten-free. So when I went to look at what this resipe/meal might involve, I was happy to see what some of the gravy was still attached to the leftover beef. I count that as an added flavour savour. While you might not be able to taste the gravy, it will hold the sauce I tell you, and keep the meal from going dry.

THE ROAST BEEF LEFTOVER MIX (serves 2)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cooked leftover roast from Sunday’s dinner
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp butter (or non-dairy substitute)
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice

DIRECTIONS

Cook the rice. Follow the directions on the bag or box of rice. Always double the water for how much rice you use (in our instance, it’s 1 cup of water for 1/2 cup of rice). Drop the butter in the water in a pot. Bring the water to boil and pour the rice in.

Let that cook for a bit.

Cook that rice.
Cook that rice.

AS THE RICE IS COOKING – Cut the remaining roast beef into strips, the cubes. Bite sized bites are best, depending how awesome of a carnivore you are. Larger strips of roast beef makes for a pretty cool looking Tyrannosaurus Rex dinner. Slabs of beef just hanging out of your maw.

When the rice has absorbed 95% of the water, looks like oatmeal. Take it off the burner and stir. Let it sit for a bit as the remaining water settles and absorbs into the rice.

Can you marry roast beef?
Can you marry roast beef?

(Its always important to try and incorperate a healthy or at least, food staple menu in each meal. Meat, potatoes and vegetables. Or if you want; protein, carbs, calcium, iron and veggies. Always try and get veggies in your meals. I like veggies, except onions, so never NEVER expect to see onions in any of my recipes).

NOTE: taking pictures and holding a cutting board with beef on it is a recipe for disaster (I still ate the piece that fell on the floor).
NOTE: taking pictures and holding a cutting board with beef on it is a recipe for disaster (I still ate the piece that fell on the floor).

Is the rice cooked?

Add cubed roast beef directly to rice in pot.

Mix everything evenly.

Add 2 tbsp of teriyaki (I know this sounds like a really wacky combination, but this is a home run. That’s why it’s only 2 tbsp not three or four. Anymore that two and you’re going to have a bad time)

Mix everything again.

Serve on plate.

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You’re done.

DISCUSSION

Pairing foods like teriyaki, gravy and beef isn’t rocket science, hell, you’ll find me using some of the weirdest sauces or mixes just to create dinner. I’m not a fan of just plain plain plain food, so making it have some kind of taste is what appeals to me. Isn’t that the reason Ketchup was invented? I rarely eat plain food, unless its a slice of bread for a hangover. Man, wait until my leftovers from Easter dinner. That’ll blow your mind.

Enjoy all the food – Jordan

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