beef stew and...
making a low-key supper for four people, thought i'd do a hearty beef stew with root vegetables (carrots, parsnips and potatoes).
the logical choice is to do a mashed potato side dish but there are potatoes already in the stew so... what to make? a rice dish? the problem with a rice dish is that my family is asian and they really don't appreciate rice that is not steamed in a rice cooker, made in the asian way.
i just can't seem to think of anything that goes with beef stew. help, please? thanks in advance.
I would serve a salad or some green beans or asparagus. With the potatoes in the stew itself, you don't really need a separate starch as a side.
If you want something potato-like, you might think about mashed cauliflower.
For me, personally, the beauty of a stew is that its an all in one....so I'd go with a green side and leave it at that.
A salad is always nice with stew. Having lived in Hawaii for the past 30+ years, it is hard for me to even remember the last time i had stew served without rice on the side - asian-style-rice-cooker rice.
IMHO the subtle nutty flavor of brown rice is a great compliment to stew, but white rice works as well. As long as it is something your family likes already, why not?