Minced Aussie beef larb with roasted rice
For the beef:
1 pound minced Aussie grassfed beef, lean
For the rice:
2 tbsp coarsely ground roasted rice
1 each finely sliced red onion, small
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup coriander leaves
1 each sliced red chili, long
2 each very finely shredded lime leaves
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sugar
Baby cos leaves, prawn crackers and lime wedges
For rice: To roast the rice, place in a dry frying pan over a moderately high heat. Stir until toasted and brown. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and beat until coarsely ground.
To cook: Place a large wok or frying pan over a high heat. Cook half of the beef in a small amount of vegetable oil in for 3 minutes or until lightly colored, breaking it up as it cooks. Repeat with the remaining beef. Tip into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the ground rice and remaining ingredients and stir well.
To serve: Place onto a platter and serve with cos leaves and lime wedges.