1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
450g/1lb stewing beef, cubed
2 tbsp garam masala
225g/8oz/1 cup basmati rice
475ml/16fl oz/2 cups beef stock
200g/7oz fine green beans
75g/3oz/6 tbsp chopped ready-to-eat dried apricots
4 tbsp mango chutney
salt and ground black pepper
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 Heat the oil in a large pan over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened. Add the beef and cook, stirring, for 8 minutes until browned all over. Stir in the garam masala and rice and cook for 1 minute.
2 Pour in the stock and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for 10 minutes.
3 Stir in the green beans and apricots and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender. Fold in the chutney and season to taste.
4 Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.