How to Make Beef & Rice Soup

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

  • 1 pound stew beef

  • 1 cup rice

  • 1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes

  • ¼ cup carrots

  • ½ cup celery

  • ¼ cup onion

  • 3 beef bouillon cubes

  • 6 cups water

  • Ground pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

Make this beef and rice soup for an easy dinner. Beef and rice soup is a recipe often altered to taste. Vegetables are added to this recipe to create a textured beef vegetable soup that combines ingredients to compliment the beef and rice. Beef and rice soup is simple to make. Cook the soup on the stove top or using a slow cooker. The soup requires minimal preparation.


Make Beef & Rice Soup

Step 1

Slice beef shanks into 1- to 2-inch cubes.

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Step 2

Add vegetable oil to a skillet. Allow the oil to simmer before adding the beef. Brown the beef until cooked through.

Step 3

Clean carrots, celery and onion of dirt and debris. Shred the carrots, celery and onion with a grater.


Step 4

Boil 6 cups of water in a pan. Once water begins to boil, add the beef bouillon cubes. Stir water until the cubes dissolve.

Step 5

Add the rice to the pan.

Step 6

Mix the can of diced tomatoes with the rice and water.

Step 7

After the rice is cooked, place the beef into the soup. Stir mixture until well blended.


Step 8

Combine shredded celery, carrots and onion. Stir the shredded vegetables into the soup.

Step 9

Season the soup with ground pepper and bay leaves.

Step 10

Cook on the stove top over medium heat for 30 minutes.


Cook the soup in a slow cooker on the low setting for 6 hours. Add more beef cubes for a stronger beef flavor. Add garlic to compliment the soup. Use less water to make a chunkier soup. Dice fresh tomatoes for the soup instead of using tomatoes from a can. Serve shredded cheese and sour cream with the soup to add flavor.


Cook beef completely to prevent food poisoning.