Friday, August 12, 2016

Balsamic Sirloin with Cilantro-Lime Rice

The sweet balsamic steak pairs well with the sour lime and cilantro rice and sweet sauteed red onions. This recipe makes two very filling portions that combines many fresh flavors into one amazing dish!

Rice Ingredients:

3/4 c. basmati rice
1 c. water
1-2 tsp. cilantro, chopped
zest of 1/2 lime
1/2 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste

In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water on high heat until a rapid boil forms. Add the basmati rice and a pinch of salt, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. To the rice, add the chopped cilantro, lime juice and zest, and season with salt and pepper.

Onion Ingredients:

1 small red onion, sliced
1 tsp. evoo
salt and pepper

In a small pan, heat the oil to medium heat. Add the onions and season with salt and pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes until the red onion is soft but still holds it's shape.

Steak Ingredients:

12 oz. sirloin steak
2 Tbs. balsamic
1 tsp. evoo
salt and pepper

In a shallow dish, combine the balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Season the steak on both sides and place the steak in the balsamic on each side for 10 minutes. Heat a large pan over medium high heat and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Add the steak when the pan gets hot and cook on each side for 4-7 minutes. Set to rest for five minutes before slicing.

To assemble the dish, heap a large portion of rice onto two serving dishes. Divide the onions in half and place in the middle on top of the rice. Cut the steak into thin slices, and fan out on top of the onions. Finish the dish with fresh cilantro and a lime wedge!

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