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Hey fellow home cooks! In the mood for a hearty and budget-friendly one-pot wonder loaded with fall-apart tender beef and fluffy, tomatoey rice? Well gather ’round, because I’m overflowing with excitement to share my treasured recipe for seasoned beef and rice. This soul-warming dish is always a smash hit with its meaty, spice-infused gravy drenching every morsel of rice. And did I mention it miraculously cooks all in one vessel? Music to my ears!

Before we begin this culinary adventure, here are some FAQs:

Can I use the whole grain brown version instead ?

Trusty long grain white rice soaks up luscious flavor and transforms pillowy soft. However, nutty brown rice adds awesome texture and a health halo. Just be sure to extend the simmering time so those firmer grains become fork tender.

How fiery is the spice factor?

This cozy dish focuses more on flavor over inferno level heat. Just a kiss of cayenne pepper lends subtle warmth while black peppercorns provide a lively zing. But feel free to amp up the spice to taste bud pleasing levels!

Is this slow cooker simpatico?

You betcha! Toss everything into a slow cooker in the AM and let it bubble away on low all day as you’re out and about. Return home to a beef and rice dream.

Can I prepare ahead?

Abso-tively! Mixing everything early allows the fab flavors to intermingle even more. Once chilled, store covered up to 2 days before reheating. Or divide into portions and freeze for future feasts.

Alrighty, let’s start cooking up this one-pot wonder!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 80 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp smooth olive oil (15 ml)
  • 1 1⁄2 lbs beef stew meat, 1 inch chunks (675g)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (150g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1⁄2 cups white rice (300g)
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (415g)
  • 3 cups beef broth (700ml)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (15ml)
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Minced parsley to garnish


  1. Heat oil in pot over medium-high heat. Brown beef chunks on all sides, 2-3 minutes each. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Cook onions and garlic 5 minutes, until soft and fragrant.
  3. Add rice and toast 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients including beef. Boil then reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer covered 60-70 minutes, until rice absorbs liquid and beef is fall apart tender.
  6. Stand 5 minutes before serving. Fluff with fork. Garnish with parsley.

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