Country-Fried Steak with Green Beans and Rice

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  • Servings: 4
Country-Fried Steak with Green Beans and Rice

Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 minute steaks (each about 2 ounces and 1/4 inch thick)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Cook rice according to package instructions; cover, and set aside. In a wide, shallow bowl, beat eggs; in another, combine 1 cup flour with paprika. Season eggs, flour mixture, and steaks with salt and pepper. Dredge each steak in flour, then dip in egg; allow excess to drip off, then dredge in flour again.

  2. In a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high. Cook steaks in skillet until crust is golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet, and place in oven to keep warm.

  3. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon oil from skillet. Add remaining teaspoon flour; cook, whisking until golden, about 30 seconds. Gradually add milk while whisking; raise heat to high, and boil until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Season gravy with salt and pepper. Cover, and set aside.

  4. In a medium skillet, heat remaining teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add green beans and 1/3 cup water; cover, and cook until green beans are bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Uncover; continue to cook until green beans are crisp-tender and onion begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes more. Reheat gravy, thinning with milk if necessary. Serve steak with green beans, rice, and gravy.


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