Minced meat Bobotie with yellow rice and green beans

Minced meat Bobotie with yellow rice and green beans
Makes: 4 portions
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  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 400 gr minced meat
  • 1 tspn paprika powder
  • 1 tspn ginger powder
  • 1 tspn ground coriander
  • 1 tspn ground turmeric
  • 70 gr tomato puree
  • 6 gr Worcestershire sauce
  • 60 gr apricot jam
  • 200 gr chopped tomatoes
  • 50 gr (vegetable) bouillon
  • 2 apples
  • 50 gr dried raisins
  • 40 gr bread
  • 60 gr milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 gr milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 300 gr rice
  • 1 tspn ground turmeric
  • 450 gr green beans
  1. Stir fry the minced meat until brown.
  2. Dice the onion and garlic. Cook with the mince until semi-cooked.
  3. Add the paprika powder, ginger powder, ground coriander and ground turmeric and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
  5. Add the Worcestershire sauce, apricot jam, chopped tomatoes and stock -if needed- , bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Cut the crust of the bread, dice it and soak it in the milk for a couple of minutes. Add to the sauce and stir to combine.
  7. Dice the apples and add to the sauce, together with the dried raisins. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. Transfer the sauce to a greased ovenproof dish. Mix the eggs with the milk and pour on top of the sauce. Add the bay leaves. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes or until the eggs have set.
  9. Meanwhile, cook the rice in plenty of lightly salted boiling water with the turmeric to dye it yellow. Serve the oven dish with the yellow rice and cooked green beans.
Stuff to know
This quantity will yield about 4 portions.
Bobotie is a traditional dish of South-Africa.
Use, if possible, tart apples like bramleys or granny smith.
The amount of spices is to taste.
The exact amount of (vegetable) bouillon is hard to give. Only add the quantity needed to give the sauce the consistency you are happy with.