Thai Beef with Coconut Rice

Thai Beef with Coconut Rice

Oh doggies, we all love this dinner at my house. We each get a fried egg over the top, but I couldn’t bring myself to put that in the official recipe. Gilding the lily and all that.

Thai Beef with Coconut Rice

Thai Beef with Coconut Rice

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Calories: 554kcal
Don't get nervous if this is your first time with fish sauce. It makes for the most delicious sauce in this Asian-y beef dish. Serve over coconut rice for the most comforting of comfort food.
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  • cups jasmine rice uncooked
  • 13.5 oz coconut milk
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper small dice
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup basil chiffonade
  • 1 lime juiced


  • In a medium saucepan, combine rice, coconut milk, 11/4 cups water, and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook rice until ready, about 20 minutes. Alternatively, combine ingredients in a rice cooker and follow the equipment instructions.
  • When rice is almost done, combine fish sauce, and soy sauce in a bowl and set aside. Heat a skillet over high heat, add oil, garlic, and the peppers. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add beef and corn and cook, breaking up meat with a spoon until completely browned, about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease. Add soy mixture and cook for 30 seconds. Add half of the basil and stir to combine.
  • To plate, start with rice, then beef mixture. Garnish with lime wedges and remaining basil.


  • Fry an egg to sunny side up for each serving. When serving, plate the rice, then the beef. Then top with the egg and a squeeze of lime.


  • Use tamari or coconut aminos in place of the soy sauce.
  • Check the ingredients on your fish sauce. Gluten-free fish sauce exists, but it might not be the most popular brand.


Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 794IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 5mg