Beef stew, rice, and vegetables

Food doesn’t have to be fancy to be good!

 

Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese

 

servings: 5

preparation time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients:

Stew:

2 pounds sirloin cut into cubes

4 crushed garlic cloves

1 tbs. vinegar

1 tbs. canola oil

salt and pepper to taste

1 onion, finely chopped

½ cup dry red wine (optional)

1 teaspoon wheat flour

1 teaspoon butter

Rice:

2 cups rice

4 cups water

3 minced garlic cloves

½ chopped onion

1 tablespoon canola or olive oil

salt (about 1 teaspoon)

Vegetables:

2 carrots cut into strips

20-25 stalks of asparagus

20 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbs olive oil

salt to taste

 

Directions:

Stew:

1 – Season meat with salt, pepper, vinegar and garlic.

2 – In a saucepan, heat the oil and add meat to fry. Leave for about 3 minutes, stir and cook for 3 more minutes.

3 – Add onion.

4 – Once onion is cooked and has released water, put wine (or ½ cup of water) and flour. Stir constantly to avoid lumps, for about 5 minutes. Should form a creamy broth.

5 – Add butter and mix well. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

Rice:

1 – Fry onion and garlic in oil.

2 – Add rice and salt and mix well.

3 – Put water and let cook over high heat until the liquid has almost evaporated completely (about 15 minutes).

4 – Cover the pan, lower the heat to low and let simmer until rice is soft and dry.

Vegetables:

Cook carrots and asparagus until they are al dente (it can be steaming or in a pot with water). In a bowl, place carrots, asparagus and tomatoes and season with salt and olive oil. Mix well and serve.

 

Tips and Options:

  • Add parsley and/or green onions to the meat.
  • Use other types of vegetables.
  • Instead of salt, use beef broth to prepare the rice (2 cups broth + 2 cups water).
  • Serve with beans and lettuce salad.

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