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Chow Mein by Thermobelistic



8 portion(s)


  • 320 g long grain white rice
  • 1000 g water
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 1 pinches salt, coarse


  • 1 brown onion, Quartered
  • 1 cloves garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 carrot, washed and roughly cut
  • 400 g water
  • 1.5 tablespoons chicken stock paste, (from BCB)
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 85 g Ketjap Manis
  • 1 teaspoons Babas meat curry powder
  • 550 g lean minced beef
  • 200 g celery stalk, Sliced 5mm
  • 150 g green beans, Sliced 2-3 cm lengths
  • 200 g savoy cabbage, Finely sliced.
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Cook rice as per BCB recipe Boiled Rice. This will take approximately 20 minutes.

    Remove simmering basket from bowl, and allow rice to drain while the remainder of the dish is cooking.

    Quickly rinse bowl and replace.
  3. Place onion, carrot and garlic clove into bowl.
    Chop 3 seconds/speed 5.
    Using spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl.
    Add 30g of olive oil.
    Sautee 3 mins/100 deg/1Counter-clockwise operation/mc off.
    Add water, curry powder, stock, tomato paste, kejap manis, beans and celery to the bowl.
    Insert simmering basket.
    Weigh 550g (-/+) lean minced beef to the basket.
    Replace the lid.
    Set time 17 mins/100 deg/sp 1.5 Counter-clockwise operation

    Meanwhile, thinly slice your cabbage. This can be done at the beginning in your Thermomix if you wish.

    Using your spatula, break the meat down to desired texture. Set aside, being mindful that it will be quite wet (you may wish to set it inside your Thermoserver to minimise spills on the bench.

    Add cabbage to the bowl, and using your spatula to submerge the cabbage. Add contents of the simmering basket to the bowl.

    Continue to cook for 3 minutes/100 degrees/sp 1.5Counter-clockwise operation

    Place desired amount of rice (about 400g cooked weight) into your 2.6 litre THERMOSERVER. Add the reamining ingredients, and stir with your spatula to combine. You may wish to add more or less rice depending on the liquid content and personal preference, or if you were wanting to flesh it out to feed a small army.

    Sliced, buttered baguette makes a nice addition to this.

    You may wish to halve the curry powder for a subtle flavour. you could also use KEENS if so desired.

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Perfect for feeding a lot of hungry tummies, or for those cooking on a budget. Chow Mein is usually a hit with young children too.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Hubby and myself loved it & I will make spring...

    Submitted by Yvonne57 on 11. September 2018 - 17:51.

    Hubby and myself loved it & I will make spring rolls out of the rest = one 2 ppl in the house - thank-you very much for sharing

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  • Hi- I’ve read and re-read the recipe and I...

    Submitted by Mozbec on 5. November 2017 - 18:17.

    Hi- I’ve read and re-read the recipe and I can’t see where you add the curry powder? I’m half way through cooking the mince and the curry powder is sitting on my bench unused! Thanks

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  • Lindyau: thank you for your feedback, I’m glad...

    Submitted by BelThorneycroft on 29. October 2017 - 16:08.

    Lindyau: thank you for your feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe 😘

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  • This was so delicious! I will be adding this to...

    Submitted by Lindyau on 23. September 2017 - 17:03.

    This was so delicious! I will be adding this to our regular menu!

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  • Our family loved this 😃

    Submitted by Tzruss on 28. August 2017 - 18:51.

    Our family loved this 😃

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