Pilaf with Ground Beef and Peaches is a variation on this popular rice dish. It’s an easy recipe with lots of delicious flavors, which can be at the table in just 20 minutes. The rice and meat are baked with tasteful spices, making it a bit sweet and spicy, but all well balanced. This is a great recipe when you need a delicious meal on a busy weeknight, and the whole family will love it.
Pilaf with Ground Beef and Peaches
Pilaf with meat and peaches (also called Pilau or Pilav) is a dish I ate at least once a week in my childhood for a couple of years. And suddenly we didn’t eat it anymore. But when I took down a memory lane trip, I remembered this delicious meal.
Sometimes my mother used chicken, other times ground beef, but rice and peaches were always the main ingredients. And I knew my brother, and I loved to eat it. So this was the perfect opportunity to introduce it to my own family. And the same way I remember it, they loved this. I was planning to keep some leftovers for those days when I needed a quick meal, but nothing was left. I think that says everything, and I decided to share this recipe with you!
What do you need for Beef and Rice Pilaf?
To prepare this Pilaf with Ground Beef and Peaches, you need the following ingredients. You can find the correct amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Rice - use regular white rice or basmati rice for this recipe. Basmati rice is a bit fluffier, but white rice will do just fine.
- Onions, Garlic - For flavoring the dish.
- Ground Beef (minced beef) - finely chopped beef with a meat grinder. But you can also opt for chicken or minced lamb.
- Peaches - Use canned peaches because you’ll use the fruit and the syrup in this pilaf with ground beef.
- Kecap Manis - Kecap Manis (an Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce) is used in this recipe. If you don’t have Kecap Manis at home, but you do have light soy sauce, low sodium soy sauce, or dark soy sauce? Then add two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of extra brown sugar to the added soy sauce.
- Tomato paste - To deepen the flavor. But make sure to use it the right way. To give it its delicious rich, and slightly sweet taste, you should bake it for 2 minutes before adding the other ingredients.
- Chili Paste - In the Dutch / Indonesian kitchen, Sambal Oelek or Sambal Badjak is used for the spice in this recipe. To make it spicy, you can also use buffalo sauce, adobo sauce, chipotle pepper, or sriracha. Or use ¼ teaspoon chili powder and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Add more chili paste if you like it spicy.
How to prepare Pilaf with Peaches and Ground Beef
You can find a printable recipe with a step-by-step description at the bottom of this blog.
- Stir-fry the onion, garlic, and tomato paste for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
- Add the ground beef and chili paste and bake until the beef is golden brown. Pour the soy sauce and peach juice into the pan and give it a quick stir.
- Add the peach cubes.
- Put the cooked rice into the pan and stir everything well. Heat on low heat until it’s warm and serves.
Serve this with a delicious green salad or spicy cucumber salad.
Garnish with sliced spring onions. It’s optional, but these colors do look so great together.
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Pilaf with Ground Beef and Peaches
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- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic squeezed
- 5 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ teaspoon chili paste
- 2 cup peaches canned, sliced in cubes
- 4 tablespoons peach syrup
- 2 tablespoons kecap manis
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- 6 cups white rice cooked
- Put the oil in a wok and heat until hot.1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Add onions, garlic, and tomato paste and stir-fry for three minutes.2 onions, 1 clove garlic, 5 tablespoons tomato paste
- Put the ground beef and chili paste into the wok and fry until the beef is brown and done.1 pound ground beef, ½ teaspoon chili paste
- Add peach juice, salt, pepper, kecap Manis and peach cubes, and give everything a good stir.2 cup peaches, 4 tablespoons peach syrup, 2 tablespoons kecap manis, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- Add the cooked white rice and heat everything until warm while you keep stirring.6 cups white rice
- Refrigerator - Cool the pilaf with ground beef and cover with plastic foil. This way, you can keep it in the fridge for up to three days.
- Freezer - Put the cooled pilau into a freezer bag or box and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
- Reheat in a magnetron or a wok on medium heat while stirring.