BAKED BEEF ROLLS WITH SAVORY GRAVY
4 to 6 servings
Cook rice according to package directions.
In a large heavy skillet, melt butter over moderate heat; add mushrooms, onions, and sweet red pepper; sauté mixture, stirring frequently until crisp tender but not browned. Add mushroom mixture to cooked rice, mixing well; set aside. Also set aside skillet with vegetables/butter drippings.
With a meat mallet or the flat side of a French knife, pound round steak. Cut round steak into 4 to 6 equal-size serving pieces. Spoon rice mixture onto each steak piece, dividing evenly; roll-up steak pieces jelly-roll-style; fasten steak rolls with wooden picks and may also tie kitchen twine around each to secure rice stuffing.
Add oil to skillet and heat over moderate temperature. Brown beef rolls in hot oil, all sides. Transfer beef rolls to a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan/dish; reserve meat drippings in skillet. Reserve any remaining rice to reheat just before serving and serve with BakedBeef Rolls. Prepare Savory Gravy and evenly pour over beef rolls. Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for 30 minutes.
To serve, remove wooden picks and/or twine from beef rolls. Arrange a stuffed beef roll on each dinner plate, spoon any remaining rice around beef rolls, and spoon gravy over each roll. Garnish each with a sprinkle of minced parsley.