Beef Stew with orange juice

Beef Stew Rice Topping

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Do you like rice toppings? How do you dress up your rice?

Silogs are always good, Chinese stir-fry rice bowls are fine, adobo is all-time favorite baon to go, but my personal favorite would be beef stew. Rich sauce on rice is simply yummy. And it doesn’t hurt to try different types of stews and braises especially when you don’t feel like eating kaldereta. Here’s a different take with curry and orange juice, adding a somewhat sophisticated flavor to the stew. We use pineapple (and apple) all the time so I figure orange would taste just as good.

Simple Beef Stew with Curry, Tomatoes and Orange Juice

Gravy beef, cut into chunks
2 whole red onions, peeled
2 red potatoes, cut into chunks
2 to 3 tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 tbsp curry powder
Salt and pepper

Heat oil in a non-stick deep casserole over medium-high heat. Add beef and brown on both sides for about 5 minutes.

Pour 5 to 6 cups of water. Add the whole onions and bring to boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Throw in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer until beef is tender. Add potatoes and simmer until cooked. Serve over steamed rice. Simply YUM.

How about you? What do you put, pour or sprinkle over the top of your rice?

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I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dad’s teen ‘sous chef’ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard ‘turo-turo’ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.

My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.

Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.

10 thoughts on “Beef Stew Rice Topping

  1. yes, i too love lots of sauce on rice. have always wanted to try orange juice on stew. (i have tried braising pork chops with apple slices. masarap!) will try this recipe!

  2. I’ll have to try out your version of beef stew next time I make it. It’s a favorite at our house too! Your beef stew certainly looks delicious over rice :)

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