Monday, December 28, 2015

Ground Beef and Spinach rice

1 lb ground beef
1 pack fresh or frozen spinach
3 cups basmati rice
1 medium size onion sliced fine
2 tomatoes chopped
1 two inch stick cinnamon
3 cloves
1 black cardamom or 3 green cardamoms
1 table spoon grated or pureed ginger
1 teaspoon grated or pureed garlic
fresh cilantro to garnish.
3 tablespoon oil

Boil the rice in plenty of salted water and cook till its 3/4 done. strain it and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan big enough to hold 3 cups cooked rice.
Add the cinnamon, clove and cardamom and saute for a minute.
Add the sliced onions and saute till golden brown.
Add in the ginger and garlic and tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes disintegrate.
Add the ground beef and salt. Saute till the beef gets cooked and any liquids from the beef is absorbed.
Meanwhile microwave the frozen spinach for 2 minutes and squeeze out the water.
Add it to the pan and mix well with the beef.
 Now add the rice and gently mix. Cover the pan and cook for 10 min in low flame.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

Goals for 2016

I have so many quilts that I wanted to do in 2015 that didn't get done. At the same time I am ending the year with just one UFO. So for this year my goal is to focus on making a lot of quilts in smaller sizes mostly baby, toddler and art quilts/ Here are my quilting and quilting related goals for 2015:


  1. Herringbone quilt
  2. Circles quilt
  3. Bias binding applique quilt- stained glass style
  4. A red heart quilt 
  5. Open an Etsy store to sell quilts and like items
  6.  Cozies for kitchen appliances
  7. an ironing board cover
  8. Learn about pattern making via Meadow Mist Designs's pattern writing series.
  9. blog regularly
  10. Participate in atleast 3 linky parties regularly.
  11. more art quilts and wall hangings.

I am more confident now than ever before to get this list completed.. Linking it up with Quilting Jetgirl