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.
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    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.
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