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Simple Homemade Beef and Rice Soup (Kharcho)

A simple homemade soup made out of basic ingredients available on hand. Even though it is a simple soup, it’s still packed with flavor and nutrition.
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WHAT DO I NEED FOR THIS RECIPE?

For this recipe, you’ll need beef, water, and spices in one pot. Next, there will be rice and potatoes. Then, there’s oil, tomato paste, onion, and garlic. Lastly, there’s parsley for garnish (optional). Some, if not most of these ingredients, are simple ingredients that you might already have on hand.

HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE KHARCHO SOUP

1. Start off by filling a medium-sized pot with 6 cups of water.

2. Add the (cubed) beef into the water with a Tablespoon of salt. Cook for 1 hour over medium-low heat.

3. After 1 hour, take the meat out. In it’s place, add potatoes and rice. Cook until the potatoes are soft.

4. Meahwhile, in a skillet, heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and add in the onion. Saute until the onion is almost transparent.

5. Add the cooked meat to the onions. Continue sauteing for another minute.

6. Next, add in the garlic. Stir in 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste. Saute everything for 2 minutes. Finally, add to the pot with the potatoes and rice.

7. Bring everything to a boil. Spice it up with black pepper to taste.

8. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Soup Kharcho

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A simple homemade soup made out of basic ingredients available on hand. Even though it is a simple soup, it’s still packed with flavor and nutrition.

6 cups water
1 lb filet mignon beef (1″ cubed)
1 Tbsp salt ( + more to taste)
½ cup rice
3-4 potatoes (cubed)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 onion (chopped)
1 handful parsley (chopped)
ground black pepper (to taste )

Fill up a medium size pot with 6 cups of water.
Place cubed beef in the pot and a tablespoon of salt. Cook for 1 hour over medium-low heat.
Take meat out. Add potatoes and rice to the pot and cook until the potatoes are soft.
In a skillet, heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and add in the onion. Sauté until onion is almost transparent.
Add cooked meat to the onions. Continue sautéing for another minute.
Add in garlic and stir in a tablespoon of tomato paste. Sauté everything together for two minutes. Add to the pot.
Bring everything to a boil, then add pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

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Simple Homemade Beef and Rice Soup (Kharcho)

A simple homemade soup made out of basic ingredients available on hand. Even though it is a simple soup, it’s still packed with flavor and nutrition.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian, Soup
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 477kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 lb filet mignon beef, 1" cubed
  • 1 Tbsp salt, + more to taste
  • ½ cup rice
  • 3-4 potatoes, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Fill up a medium size pot with 6 cups of water.
  • Place cubed beef in the pot and a tablespoon of salt. Cook for 1 hour over medium-low heat.
  • Take meat out. Add potatoes and rice to the pot and cook until the potatoes are soft.
  • In a skillet, heat up 2 Tablespoons of olive oil and add in the onion. Sauté until onion is almost transparent.
  • Add cooked meat to the onions. Continue sautéing for another minute.
  • Add in garlic and stir in a tablespoon of tomato paste. Sauté everything together for two minutes. Add to the pot.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then add pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 4mg

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