Oven Braised Beef Short Ribs With Rice Recipe

Short Rib Preparation
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 45 mins
Total: 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
734 Calories
51g Fat
9g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 734
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 228mg 76%
Sodium 1036mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 655mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These short ribs are browned and baked with rice. The rice and vegetables are added halfway through the baking, making a whole meal. 


For the Ribs:

  • 3 to 4 pounds beef short ribs, cut into serving-size pieces

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Rice and Veggies:

  • 3/4 cup long-grain rice, uncooked

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons beef base, or bouillon

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed

  • 2 1/4 cups water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. In a heavy skillet, cook short ribs for about 30 minutes, turning frequently to brown all sides. Season short ribs with salt and pepper.

  2. Transfer short ribs to a large baking dish or casserole. Cover and bake at 325 F for 1 hour.

  3. In the same skillet, combine rice, onion, celery and green bell pepper; cook until rice is browned lightly.

  4. Remove ribs from oven after baking 1 hour; drain. Remove short ribs from baking dish. Place rice and vegetable mixture in the casserole then top with the short ribs.

  5. In a saucepan, combine beef base, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, 2 1/4 cups water, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper; bring to a boil. Pour over the ribs; cover and bake short ribs 1 hour longer.

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