Easy beef stroganoff and white rice

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

25 Minutes
Serves: 2

A creamy beef stroganoff made with strips of sirloin or fillet steak and sliced mushrooms cooked in brandy and sour cream sauce, flavoured with paprika, served on a bed of white rice and sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley.

Recipe Ingreds

Beef Stroganoff

  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 15 grams butter
  • 5 sprig fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 125 grams chestnut mushroom
  • 1 onions
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 sirloin Steak
  • 45 ml sour cream
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • 1 microwave white rice

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • peel and crush the garlic
  • cut the steaks into thin strips
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely

Step 2

  • heat the frying pan with the butter and a spot of oil
  • add the onions
  • cook till soft
  • add the garlic to the onions

Step 3

  • wash and slice the mushrooms
  • add the mushrooms to garlic and onions
  • shallow fry till golden brown
  • empty the contents of the frying pan on to a plate
  • set a side

Step 4

  • reheat the frying pan with a spot of oil, make sure its nice and hot
  • fry the steak in batches till sealed and golden brown, about 30 secs
  • return the steak to the pan
  • add the brandy and boil off the alcohol
  • add the paprika
  • cook for a minute or two

Step 5

  • squeeze the lemon(s) .
  • return the mushroom mixture to the frying pan
  • add the sour cream and lemon juice to the steak and mushroom mixture
  • heat gently

Step 6

  • wash and finely chop the fresh parsley
  • add the parsley saving a little for sprinkling over the stroganoff
  • cook for a minute or two
  • season with salt and pepper

Step 7

  • warm the precooked rice by following the instructions
  • place the rice in individual serving dishes

Step 8

  • place the stroganoff on top of the rice
  • Sprinkle with parsley
  • serve immediately

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 fish slice
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 lemon squeezer
  • 1 plate

How to make beef stroganoff and rice

This dish requires a good quality beef steak either rump, sirloin, or rib eye. Cut the steak into strips, crush the garlic, and finely chop the onions. Fry the onions in butter till soft, add the crushed garlic, sliced mushrooms and cook till golden brown set a side. Add the beef steak strips to the pan, fry till just seared and coloured, then add the brandy boiling off the alcohol, add the paprika. Return the mushrooms to the pan and add the sour cream and lemon juice. Add the chopped parsley and cook for a minute or two.

Recipe Tips

  • Cook the beef strips in batches to avoid overcooking or “boiling” the meat
  • Do not fully cook the steak strips as they will cook further in the sauce just sear and colour the meat

When to cook beef and mushroom stroganoff and rice

This is the perfect quick midweek meal, in summer or winter, it is an expensive dish so maybe a treat rather than a everyday meal. You may want to save it for a romantic dinner or a Saturday night treat.

Who will love this recipe?

This dish is definitely for steak lovers and is ideal for one person or a couple, as a family meal it maybe a bit expensive, though you can add additional mushrooms and possibly some red peppers so you use less steak

Dinner party menu

This is a delicious dish for a get together with friends, especially if you are looking for a dish to serve for a Russian dinner party. You will need to pick a simple dessert and starter as this dish will need to be cooked during the dinner party and there is little prep you can do prior to cooking.        

What does beef stroganoff taste like - flavour profile

This dish has a delicious savoury or umami flavour from the steak and mushrooms which is complimented by the acidity of the sour cream and brandy. The spiciness is added by the paprika and the freshness with the parsley, making this a delicious dish

What to serve with traditional Russian stroganoff?

We serve this dish with white rice and a sprinkle of parsley, but if you are looking for other sides to go with beef stroganoff then try

  • pasta especially lasagne sheets, break the sheets into three cook and serve a sprinkle of parsley.
  • potatoes, either a crispy oven baked jacket potato, potato cakes or new potatoes

What makes our easy stroganoff the best?

The combination of steak and mushrooms makes the perfect dish but add brandy and sour cream and you get a fantastic meal. What makes this recipe special is the addition of paprika and parsley, giving that extra spice and freshness respectively

What is Stroganoff

It originates from Russia and was created for the influential Stroganov family. The original recipe was beef steak only with no additional vegetables or alcohol. The majority of recipes use sour cream as the sauce base, with the addition of some form of alcohol such as brandy or white wine. The sauce is seasoned with paprika and parsley. Some sauces have a tomato and double cream base as an alternative to sour cream. There are several different variations of stroganoff using different seasoning and rubs for the beef. Different vegetables can be added, the most common are mushrooms and onions. 

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