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Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables – Russian Beef Stew

You can almost taste the history in every spoonful of Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables. You can serve it with some crusty bread.

Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables - Russian Beef Stew

Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables - Russian Beef Stew

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Russian Cuisine
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 410 kcal


  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup chopped green beans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Take a large pan and heat the vegetable oil on medium flame.
  •  Brown the beef on all sides, then remove and set aside.
  • In the same pot, cook the onion and garlic until brown.
  • Add the carrots, potatoes, rice, beef broth, salt, pepper, paprika, tomato paste, and bay leaf to the pot.
  • Then return the beef to the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low, cooking for 1 hour, or until the beef is tender.
  • Add the peas and green beans and cook until the vegetables are tender, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley just before serving.

Serving Ideas for Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables – Russian Beef Stew

With Crusty Bread: Serve the stew with a side of crusty bread such as a French baguette or a rustic sourdough loaf. The bread is perfect for sopping up the delicious broth.

Over Egg Noodles: For a heartier meal, serve the stew over cooked egg noodles. The noodles add texture and absorb the rich flavors of the stew.

With a Side Salad: Complement the hearty flavors of the stew with a fresh and crisp side salad. A simple green salad with a tangy vinaigrette can balance the richness of the stew.

Garnished with Fresh Herbs: Enhance the flavor and presentation by garnishing the stew with fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, or chives. The herbs add a burst of freshness and color.

In a Bread Bowl: For a unique and comforting presentation, serve the stew in a hollowed-out bread bowl. It adds a fun and edible twist to the dish.

With Roasted Vegetables: Serve the stew alongside roasted root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, or turnips. The roasted flavors pair well with the stew’s savory richness.

With Pickled Vegetables: Offer a side of pickled vegetables like cucumbers or cabbage. The acidity of the pickles adds a nice contrast to the meaty stew.

Served in a Traditional Russian Way: Present the stew in traditional Russian tableware and accompany it with classic side dishes like pickled mushrooms, sauerkraut, or Russian-style pancakes (blini) to offer an authentic dining experience.

With a Sprinkle of Cheese: Add a sprinkle of grated cheese such as Parmesan or Gruyère on top of the stew for an extra layer of flavor and richness.

On a Bed of Mashed Potatoes: Serve the stew on top of creamy mashed potatoes. The combination of textures makes for a comforting and satisfying meal.

These serving ideas can help you create a memorable meal experience with Beef Stew with Rice and Vegetables – Russian Beef Stew, whether you’re enjoying it with family, serving guests, or savoring it on your own. Enjoy!

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