Easy Beef Stew with Rice

Try this quick and easy version of a warm and comforting beef stew served over a bed of fluffy rice. It’s ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

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Easy Beef Stew with Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 30 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 lb trimmed boneless beef chuck, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jar (4.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup frozen sliced carrots, thawed
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice


  • Let Minute® Rice warm you up with this quick recipe for Easy Beef Stew with Rice. Served over a bowl of white rice and cooked with plenty of vegetables, it’s comfort in a bowl.

    Step 1

  • Combine beef, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Toss together until beef is evenly coated. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to a bowl and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Add onion and mushrooms to skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Stir in stewed tomatoes, broth and carrots, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for 12-15 minutes, or until stew is thickened.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 4

  • To serve, spoon stew over rice.

    Recipe Tips

    Boost the nutrients and color of this dish by adding 1/2 cup of baby peas along with the carrots.

    For more flavor, add 2 teaspoons of finely chopped fresh rosemary along with the mushrooms. Then, add 1/4 cup red wine along with the broth.

    Make a double batch of this dish and freeze half of it for up to 3 months. Thaw the stew in the fridge the night before you want to eat it. Make rice just before serving for a warm and hearty dinner even on busy nights!

Cold Weather Comfort Food

When cold weather hits, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a bowl filled with something hearty and full of flavor. A classic beef stew has got to be the epitome of comfort food, right alongside Classic Beef Stroganoff and Microwave Egg Fried Rice. This easy stew is perfect for all of us who aren’t professional chefs and don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen!

With our simple recipe, you can prepare this savory beef stew in just 30 minutes. Since it’s a freezer-friendly meal, you can keep it on hand for when you need something warm and filling but are short on time.

Carb Swap

We’ve replaced the potatoes in this dish with fluffy Minute® Instant White Rice, which cooks up in just 5 minutes! Thanks to this easy swap, you can enjoy a flavorful meal in less time.

Still, if you’re all about the classics and want to stick with tradition, feel free to add a potato to this dish. Simply dice one small potato and toss it in along with the broth. Get the best of both worlds, but remember you might need a little bit of extra cooking time.

Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our crowd-pleasing Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

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