The summer issue

Our summer-packed January issue is out now - featuring our guide to summer rieslings, strawberries and seafood recipes, as well as a look at the best of Bali.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller for just $6 an issue - offer ends 29th January, 2017.

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Beef taco rice


This Okinawan specialty is an example of how fusion is by no means a dirty word. Word has it a local Okinawan chef made it to appeal to the tastebuds of US forces stationed there in the 1960s and it became a hit, with myriad variations. The idea is to pile all the elements into a bowl and mix them before you tuck in.

You'll need

2 tbsp vegetable oil 500 gm coarsely minced beef 1 tsp ground chilli 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp sweet paprika 1½ tbsp finely minced peeled fresh ginger 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp shiro miso, dissolved in 300ml boiling water Steamed short-grain sushi rice, to serve Thinly sliced iceberg lettuce and coarsely grated cheddar, to serve   Spicy salsa 150 gm cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopped 50 ml rice vinegar 1 tbsp mirin 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp finely grated ginger 1 small red chilli, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Method

  • 01
  • For spicy salsa, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste with salt and set aside for flavours to meld.
  • 02
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add beef and brown well, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon (4-5 minutes). Add spices, ginger and garlic, stir until fragrant, then add soy sauce and miso and simmer until well flavoured and mince is cooked through (5-6 minutes). Check seasoning, then serve on steamed rice, and topped with lettuce, cheese and spicy salsa.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

April 2016

You might also like...

French beef recipes

recipes

San Telmo's beef and chorizo empanadas with chimichurri

Rib recipes

recipes

Corned beef and cabbage fritters with Russian-style sauce

Beef cheek recipes

recipes

Beef tartare with herbs and nuoc cham

Cooking with wine

recipes

Ma po doufu

The ultimate burger collection

recipes

Petition Kitchen's beef shin with romesco and lemon

Pasteis

recipes

Beef and pumpkin stew

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×