Recipes Courtesy of the USA Rice Federation.

USA Rice Federation

Creole Grilled Rice Pilaf with Spicy Steak

Creole Grilled Rice Pilaf with Spicy Steak

When it is too hot to cook inside, keep the house cool by preparing your entire meal on the grill. Serve with a leafy green salad for a delicious summer supper.

What You’ll Need:

Ingredients

1-1/2 lb trimmed, 1-inch (5 cm) thick, top sirloin steaks, about 2 750 g
1/4 cup honey mustard 50 mL
3 cloves garlic, minced 3
1 tbsp dried oregano 15 mL
1 tsp each paprika, salt and pepper 5 mL
4 tsp hot pepper sauce (to taste) 20 mL
3 tbsp canola oil (divided) 45 mL
1 cup each chopped onion, green pepper and celery 250 mL
1 cup Tex Farm long grain white rice
 or Tex Farm long grain brown rice
250 mL
1-1/2 cups each chicken broth and seeded, diced tomato 375 mL
1/2 cup white wine 125 mL
2 bay leaves 2
1/2 cup chopped green onion 125 mL
2 tbsp finely chopped green olives (optional) 30 mL
  Lemon wedges  

Directions

Steak: Place steak on a plate. In a small bowl, blend honey mustard with garlic, oregano, paprika, salt and pepper. Divide mustard mixture in half. Stir the hot pepper sauce and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil into one portion; rub evenly over the steak. Reserve steak at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Turn one burner on the grill to medium-high, one to medium setting*. Place a foil lasagna pan over the medium burner. Add remaining oil, onion, green pepper and celery to the foil pan. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Add rice and remaining mustard mixture; stir to coat each grain of rice.

Stir in chicken broth, tomato, white wine and bay leaves. Cover pan with a baking sheet (to act as a lid).  Close BBQ lid and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Stir in the green onion and olives (if using). Discard bay leaves. Fluff rice with a fork and season with additional hot sauce to taste.

Meanwhile, grill steak over the medium-high burner for 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked to preferred doneness.  Rest for 5 minutes. Slice steak thinly across the grain. Arrange the steak decoratively over the rice. Serve with lemon wedges.

Makes 6 servings.

*Note: If your barbecue cannot accommodate grilling both the rice and steak at the same time, prepare the rice first and let it rest while the steak cooks.

Tip:Prepare the rice indoors by proceeding as directed in a large skillet set over medium heat instead of the foil lasagna pan. Use a heavy skillet or grill pan to cook the steak over medium-high heat.

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