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
In a medium sauce pan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons annatto oil and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add rice and boil for one additional minute. Lower to a simmer and cook covered for an additional 20 minutes
While the rice is cooking prepare the steak. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
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).
Add tomato paste and beef stock. Mix until well combined. Let simmer until rice is done (about 5 minutes).
Serve steak over rice or mixed in the rice to increase the flavor.
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.
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.