Beef Multigrain Pilaf #SundaySupper

Beef Multigrain Pilaf dinner

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Beef Multigrain Pilaf

Beef Multigrain Pilaf blends lean beef, brown rice, barley, wild rice and vegetables into a flavorful pilaf. A satisfying, well-balanced meal your family will love!

This post is sponsored by the Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Live a Flavorful Life in 2016

Preparing healthy, balanced meals is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our families. Lean protein found in beef, presented along with whole grains, and choices from the vegetables and fruit category, is a great start to living a flavorful life.

The Beef Checkoff can help.

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Good nutrition doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. A 3 ounce serving of lean beef provides almost half of your daily value for protein.

Besides protein, iron and B-vitamins can help satisfy you and maintain a healthy weight, build muscles and fuel a healthy and active lifestyle.

What exactly is a lean cut of beef?

The Beef Checkoff website describes a lean cut of beef as having less than 10 grams of fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

I learned a great tip there that when shopping for lean beef to look for the words, “loin” or “round” on the package.

The Beef Checkoff has a handy tool on their website where you can get all your questions about beef answered. It’s called The Interactive Butcher Counter.

My first stop was to find a lean steak to make my Beef Multigrain Pilaf. I hit the Explore a variety of cuts button. All the popular steak cuts appear. There are pictures of each cut, too!

When you click on a cut, you learn more names for that cut, recommended cooking methods and nutritionals.

Look for the cuts with the green lean icon : leanbutton1 (2)

The Interactive Butcher Counter also has links to recipes and tips for preparing flavorful, tender lean cuts.

Based on all suggestions from The Interactive Butcher Counter, I chose a boneless strip steak.

Beef Multigrain Pilaf

Pilaf is a dish in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth or stock. It often has meat and/or vegetables added to enhance the flavor. This dish is a perfect way to serve a complete meal starring lean beef!

A good, hearty beef stock made with celery, onions and carrots and a little salt and pepper is a great base to cook your favorite rice. I like to add sautéed spinach and onions to give my pilaf a bit of color. Those onions really soak up the beef juices. Beef Multigrain Pilaf creates a flavor dance in your mouth!

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Grill over medium-high heat until desired doneness is reached. Rest steak for 10 minutes before slicing.

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Beef Multigrain Pilaf

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • Strip steaks
  • 1 pound boneless strip steaks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pilaf
  • 4 cups beef stock, divided
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 cup barley (quick cook)
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Prepare steak
  • Place steaks in a one gallon resealable bag. Whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour marinade over steaks. Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Pilaf
  • While steak marinates, bring 3 cups beef stock, brown rice and wild rice to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes until tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • In a 1-quart saucepan, bring 1 cup beef stock and barley to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, saute spinach and onion in oil until tender. Add rice and barley mixtures to skillet.
  • Grill steak
  • Remove steak from marinade. Pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until desired doneness is reached. Rest steak for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Add beef slices to skillet, stir, heat thoroughly and serve.
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This post is sponsored by the Beef Checkoff in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

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31 Responses to Beef Multigrain Pilaf #SundaySupper

  1. Shelby says:

    Looks live a very flavorful and delicious meal!
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  2. Liz says:

    Oh, boy, does your pilaf look divine! I love the bits of rare beef and the yummy mixture of grains!

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  6. I love how nutritious this is and how budget friendly it is as well.
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  7. Nichole says:

    I have not had rice pilaf in ages – I am going to my mom’s for dinner this week and am totally sending her this recipe to make me (says the thirty something, hahaha)!!
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  9. Hezzi-D says:

    That pilaf sounds amazing with beef!
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  10. Mary Ellen says:

    This sure looks delicious! I love that rice pilaf!!!
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  12. Sue Lau says:

    Love the different grains.
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  14. Christie says:

    It looks amazing, Cindy! I am definitely putting this one on the menu to make. It reminds me of the pilafs we used to make growing up. So tasty!
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  15. Renee says:

    Flavor dance for sure! I love it!
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  16. This looks so delicious! I want to make it with quinoa or millet instead of barley to make it gluten free.
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  18. What a fun way to incorporate different grains into a dish. Looks tasty!
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  19. Love, love, LOVE this recipe Cindy! I am a HUGE pilaf fan. I will be making this ASAP!
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