Recipe by Mimi in Maine
This sounds simple but is elegant and fun. If you like curry, you will like this. The recipe came from a missionary's daughter who grew up in Burma. When she grew up and came home to the United States she fashioned the ingredients to fit what was available to her. In Burma the people would eat mostly rice and if they had anything to go with the rice they were fortunate. She said that this is like a banquet meal for them. You will have most everything on hand for this meal. It is delicious. The flavors blend wonderfully well. Have some people in for dinner they will have fun preparing their plate.
- 2 -3 onions, diced coarse
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 -3 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 lb hamburger
- 1 (15 ounce) can mixed vegetables (I use Veg All)
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup raw rice, cooked
The following amounts are approximate
- 1⁄3 head lettuce
- 1 large tomatoes, diced
- 1⁄2 medium cucumber, diced
- 2 cups potato chips
- 1⁄2 cup salted peanuts
- 1⁄2 cup flaked coconut
- lemon juice
- 1⁄2 banana, for each serving
Directions See How It's Made
- Dice the onions and fry gently in butter for a couple of minutes.
- Add the curry power and simmer till onions are almost done.
- Add 1 pound hamburg and cook till done.
- Add the can of mixed veggies and the tomatoes and simmer for 1/2 hour over low heat (if you need to, add a little water).
- Salt to taste.
- NOTE: If more curry is needed, mix it with a little water before adding to mixture.
- Cook the rice.
- Make a small salad using the lettuce, tomato, and cucumber-- (the amounts are general--use what you need for the amount of people you have eating).
- Put everything in separate bowls and line them up on a buffet.
- When ready to eat, build on your plate as follows--cooked rice, curry mixture, salad, crushed potato chips, peanuts, shredded coconut, lay 1/2 banana sliced lengthwise on the plate on either side of the mound, and squeeze lemon juice over all.