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A New Way to Cook Your Rock House Farm Meat!

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It’s almost summertime, so you better break out your best cookout tools! Some classics are the grill and the smoker but don’t pack up your crockpot or rice cooker just yet. There are plenty of ways to utilize these kitchen appliance staples without sacrificing flavor. Plus, less time in the kitchen this summer means more time out in the yard with friends or family. Win-win!

 

Enter: your rice cooker

The rice cooker is a lot more useful than you think and can be used to cook a range of food, from something as simple as oatmeal, quinoa, and steamed dumplings to something more complex such as fall-off-the-bone ribs.

We thought you may need a few new tricks to try in the kitchen! And our focus lies in finding cleaner and better ways to help enjoy your favorite foods, so we’re featuring meats from Rock House Farm to get you started.

Indeed, cooking rice isn’t the only thing modern rice cookers can do. Thanks to their multi-functionality, varied settings, and induction heating technology, cooking beef and pork in your rice cooker, pressure cooker, and even crock pot has become popular during the past year.

Rock House Farm

Believe it or not, you can certainly get the same great cooking results when cooking beef in this way. That’s where Rock House Farm comes in! Both the beef and pork from Rock House are rich in protein—which helps build muscle, curb hunger, and improve overall health.

Plus, with Rock House Farm, the grass-fed and grass-finished cattle and Berkshire Hogs are raised and butchered using traditional methods. This means you can trust that the meat is cleaner and more flavorful.

Rock House Farm is a family farm that raises specialty crops and produces the best grass-fed and grass-finished beef and Berkshire hogs. The beef at Rock House is of Devon heritage, crossed with Angus, and is produced year-round. Our grass-fed ribeye steak, in particular, is a customer favorite due to its rich flavor and tenderness. And as you can probably guess, this ribeye steak is usually cooked on the grill or over the stove. But we’ll save that recipe for another time.

How Will This Work?

Think of using your rice cooker to step up your ‘chef game’. You may be the Grill Master of the house, so why not add this to your list of kitchen talents! This cooking method forces you to think outside the box.

“How can I create a delicious beef short rib dish?” you may ask. Steaming precise cuts of beef that Rock House offers in a rice cooker is perfect for the delicate nature of this cut of meat. Give it a go by following the recipe below to help bring the amazing texture of this meat to light.

Still not sure how to begin? Never fear!

We’ve got two recipes below that we recommend trying for your first attempt. Share a picture on Instagram of your finished product and tag us @farmviewmarket!

Recipe 1:

This rice cooker beef stew from All Recipe, for instance, is hearty and healthy, but making it is effortless.

STEPS:
1. Prepare the following with grass-fed beef stew meat from Rock House Farm, as they are guaranteed fresh and 100% grass-fed and finished.

    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 450g beef stew meat
    • 1 tin tomato puree
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1/4 cup capsicum, diced
    • 1 cup celery, diced
    • 1/2 carrots, diced
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 cup potato, diced
    • 1/2 cup butter beans
    • 1 (32g) packet dry onion soup mix
    • 1 teaspoon garlic, diced
    • 1/2 cup water


2. Sear the meat.

3. Put the seared meat into the rice cooker. Add in all the other ingredients on top, and close your cooker.

4. Press 'Cook' and wait. Stir occasionally. Enjoy happily when finished! 

Recipe 2:

Korean braised short ribs—a new spin on a old favorite that your friends and family are sure to love!

STEPS:
1. Prepare the following with beef short ribs.

    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 500g short ribs
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1/4 kimchi
    • 1/2 carrots, diced
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1/4 garlic, diced
    • 1/4 tobanjan (or more if you love all things spicy)
    • 1/4 soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/2 cup beef broth
    • 1/2 cup water
    • salt and pepper to taste


2. Sear the short ribs.

3. Put the short ribs into the rice cooker, along with the onions, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, kimchi, tobanjan, beef broth, and water. Choose the slow cooker mode and cook for 60 minutes.

4. Add the potatoes, carrots, and snow peas. Cook for 30 minutes more.

5. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Then—you guessed it—cook for a final 30 minutes.

Ready To Eat! 

Given the variety of beef cuts we offer here at Farmview Market, there's a good chance you'll figure out countless new ways to cook your choices form our butcher shop. But, as most ‘deliciously good-for-you’ recipes go, you'll need quality beef from trusted sources for these recipes to truly shine.

Shop at Farmview Market online or in-store to find our 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, pasture-raised beef to ensure superb flavor with every bite.

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to cook some beef!

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Article specially written for farmviewmarket.com by: Alessa George