Best Beef Stew with Rice

A comforting and tender beef stew with rice! This easy recipe is made with a delicious and creamy tomato sauce full of flavors!

Beef stew with rice on a tureen

This beef Stew recipe is perfect for the colder weather!
Start to finish, this easy stew takes only about an hour, but most of that time is hands-off while it simmers. Its warm, rich smell will draw you into the kitchen as it cooks.
The steps to make this recipe are very easy, the beef and rice are cooked in a delicious sauce made with tomatoes, olive oil, onion, red wine and tomato pulp until the beef is tender and creamy. It’s comfort food heaven!
There are many beef stew recipes out there, but our traditional version with rice makes our recipe to stand out from the rest with very little effort.
This delicious comfort food is perfect to serve for dinner. The whole family will love the smell and flavors of this easy meal.

More tasty and comforting rice dishes: Cuttlefish with rice, Pork stew with rice and carrot, Salt cod rice with poached eggs and Fish and peas rice.

Beef stew with rice on a tureen

INGREDIENTS FOR BEEF STEW WITH RICE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Beef - Tender beef cut into cubes.
  • Chopped onion, chopped garlic, olive oil and peeled tomato cut into small chunks - For the tomato sauce.
  • Tomato pulp and red whine - Ingredients that add color and flavor to the recipe.
  • Pepper, Worcestershire sauce and salt - To season the beef.
  • Rice - Long-grain rice or medium-grain rice.
  • Water - To cook the rice.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE BEEF STEW WITH RICE

Step 1: In a large saucepan, add the peeled tomatoes cut into small chunks, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and cook on a low heat until the tomato start to break down.

Step 2: Add the beef and season with red wine, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and tomato pulp. Stir and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Add the rice and season with a little more salt. Mix the rice in the meat, pour the water and boil on a medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to a low heat and cook the rice for about 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and serve.

Beef stew with rice on a tureen

RECIPE TIPS

We usually use long-grain rice or medium-grain rice but you can use another type of rice. Long-grain rice is looser while medium-grain rice is creamier and absorb much more the flavors.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?

The cooking time for rice may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.

Ca I store in the fridge?

Yes, you can store in the fridge! Allow the rice to cool to room temperature and place it in an airtight container. You can store the rice in the fridge for about 2 to 3 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and texture.

Can I add peas or carrots?

Yes, you can add both! Add the peas and carrots cut in small pieces at the same time as the meat.

RECIPE VIDEO:

Best Beef Stew with Rice

Beef stew with rice on a tureen

A comforting and tender beef stew with rice! This easy recipe is made with a delicious and creamy tomato sauce full of flavors!

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    Category:Main dishes, Meat, Recipes, Rice, Videos
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    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:10 m
    Cook Time:50 m
    Total Time:60 m

    Ingredients

    • 475 grams (about 1 pound) beef cut into cubes
    • 1 medium onion
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 5 tablespoons tomato pulp
    • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
    • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) long-grain rice
    • 150 ml (2/3 cups) red wine
    • 600 ml (2 1/2 cups) water
    • Salt (to taste)

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan, add the peeled tomatoes cut into small chunks, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and cook on a low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add the beef and season with red wine, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and tomato pulp. Stir and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add the rice and season with a little more salt. Mix the rice in the meat, pour the water and boil on a medium-high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to a low heat and cook the rice for about 12 to 15 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat and serve.
    Best Beef Stew with Rice
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 627
    Total Fat 20 g(26%)
    Saturated Fat 4.5 g(23%)
    Cholesterol 106 mg(35%)
    Sodium 192 mg(8%)
    Total Carbohydrate 61.5 g(22%)
    Protein 42.5 g
     

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