Ki Si Min Recipe

ki si min recipe

Whatever you want to call it Ki Si Min or Ki Si Ming or Kai Si Ming, it is an Asian-inspired one-pot mince and rice dinner.
Its like a savoury mince, come curry, come Chinesey looking stew type dish.
The good thing about this budget friendly Kai Si Min recipe is that there are some good variations and great leftover ideas.
It is also freezable and the more often it is reheated the better it tastes.

ki si min recipe
Yield: Yield: 4 Large Serves

Kai Si Min

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Recipe To Make Ki Si Min
You can't go wrong with this Australian & Kiwi family favourite from the 60s.

A quick & easy savoury meal with mince. Kids love mince, in fact the whole family will enjoy this lightly curried dish!
One good thing about this Kai Si Min is, the longer it sits, the better it tastes.


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 large carrot
  • ½ small cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 1 pkt chicken noodle soup
  • ½ cup rice


  1. Chop the onion finely.
  2. Dice the carrot into 1cm cubes.
  3. Finely shred the cabbage.
  4. Brown the meat in a large deep frypan or pot. Cook until it changes colour.
  5. Add curry powder, onion, carrot and the contents of chicken noodle soup. Stir to combine.
  6. Add cabbage and fold through.
  7. Add enough water to just cover the top of the vegies, do not flood it with too much water.
  8. Add the rice. Stir it all to combine it well.
  9. Simmer with lid on and folding for for two hours or until the rice is done, the longer the better.
    You may need to add extra water.


Kai Si Min Serving Suggestions

Kai Si Min Recipe Variations

  • Add 1½ Tbsp soy sauce
  • Add 1 cup cubed pumpkin
  • Add 1 cup cubed potato
  • Add some sliced celery
  • Meat can be pork or beef or ½ and ½
  • Use any rice Basmati, Brown or plain white

Kai Si Min Leftovers

  • Great reheated and served on toast.
  • Curry Puffs -
    Using puff pastry sheets cut into four.
    Place about a tablespoon of mix on each piece of pastry.
    Fold over, seal edges
    Cook in hot oven till brown.
  • Reheat and roll up in wraps or tortillas
  • Great to keep in the freezer for a quick meal or snack.
    Just defrost and re-heat in the microwave.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 417Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 117mgSodium 556mgCarbohydrates 14gFibre 2gSugar 2gProtein 37g

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