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Pepper Steak Yellow Rice
Lean red meat is full of protein which is a good aid  for weight loss, since protein has been known to keep you satisfied longer.

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Ingredients

4 tablespoons annatto oil
2 cups rice
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ pounds sirloin round steak, cut into strips
16 ounce bag stir fry vegetables, frozen
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup beef stock or water
Salt and pepper to taste

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Step 1

In a medium sauce pan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.  Add 2 tablespoons annatto oil and 1 teaspoon salt.

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Step 2

Add rice and boil for one additional minute.  Lower to a simmer and cook covered for an additional 20 minutes

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Step 3

While the rice is cooking prepare the steak.  Season liberally with salt and pepper.

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Step 4

Add 2 tablespoons annatto oil to large hot skillet.  Once oil is heated through add steak and cook until brown on all sides. Then add veggies and cook until heated through (about 2-3 minutes).

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Step 5

Add tomato paste and beef stock.  Mix until well combined.  Let simmer until rice is done (about 5 minutes).

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Step 6

Serve steak over rice or mixed in the rice to increase the flavor.

Oil

Annatto Oil

To make the oil, heat ½ cup of vegetable oil over medium heat and add ¼ cup of annatto or achiote seeds (found in the international aisle of your supermarket).  Heat until the seeds begin to sizzle and the oil turns a bright orange.  About 5 minutes.  Strain the oil and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Pepper Steak Yellow Rice

Lean red meat is full of protein which is a good aid  for weight loss, since protein has been known to keep you satisfied longer.

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