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Middle Eastern Steak & Rice Pilaf

Middle Eastern Steak & Rice Pilaf

with Tzatziki, Almonds & Smoky Roasted Veggies

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Marinating is the trick to juicy, tender, flavor-infused meat. The only problem? Foresight, planning, time...yeah, you’re busy enough during the week! As always, we’ve got you covered. This stellar steak comes pre-marinated(!) in Middle Eastern spices. And the flavor explosion doesn’t stop there: on the side, there’s garlicky, stock-simmered basmati rice, smoky roasted carrots and zucchini, homemade tzatziki, and crunchy almonds. The best part, though? Everything comes together in just 30 minutes. How’s that for a weeknight win?

Tags:Lightning Prep
Allergens:MilkTree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time30 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cooking difficultyMedium
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount
2
4

6 ounce

Carrots

1 unit

Persian Cucumber

1 unit

Lemon

½ cup

Basmati Rice

2 tablespoon

Yogurt

(ContainsMilk)

9 ounce

Middle Eastern Spiced Steak

1 unit

Zucchini

1 clove

Garlic

1 teaspoon

Smoked Paprika

1 unit

Chicken Stock Concentrate

2 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(ContainsMilk)

½ ounce

Sliced Almonds

(ContainsTree Nuts)

1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

4 teaspoon

Olive Oil

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3264 kJ
Calories780 kcal
Fat44 g
Saturated Fat15 g
Carbohydrate68 g
Sugar13 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein33 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium600 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Grater
Peeler
Baking Sheet
Small Bowl
Small pot
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

• Adjust rack to top position (top and middle positions for 4 servings) and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. • Trim, peel, and cut carrots on a diagonal into ½-inch-thick pieces. Trim and halve zucchini lengthwise; cut crosswise into ½-inch-thick half-moons. Trim and grate cucumber on the largest holes of a box grater. Peel and mince or grate garlic. Quarter lemon.

2

• Toss carrots and zucchini on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of olive oil, paprika, salt, and pepper. (For 4 servings, divide veggies between 2 sheets; roast carrots on top rack and zucchini on middle rack.) • Roast on top rack until browned and tender, 18-22 minutes.

3

• Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small pot (use a medium pot for 4 servings) over medium-high heat. Reserve a pinch of garlic (you’ll use it in the next step); add remaining garlic to pot. Cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. • Stir in rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4), stock concentrate, and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.

4

• While rice cooks, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, sour cream, half the cucumber (taste and add more if desired), juice from 1 lemon wedge (2 wedges for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Stir in reserved garlic if desired.

5

• Season steak* with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. • Add steak and cook until browned, 4-7 minutes on first side. Flip, reduce heat to medium, and cook until browned and cooked to desired doneness, 4-7 minutes more. • Transfer to a cutting board to rest.

6

• Fluff rice with a fork and stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Divide between bowls. Arrange roasted veggies on one side of rice. • Slice steak against the grain and arrange next to veggies. Top with tzatziki and almonds. (TIP: Toast your almonds before garnishing if you like.) Sprinkle with chili flakes if desired. Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.