pepper steak with rice

3 cups hot cooked rice
1 pound lean beef round steak, cut in 1/2 thick slices
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1-1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup sliced green onions, including tops
2 green peppers, cut into strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 large fresh tomatoes, cut into eighths

While rice is cooking, pound steak to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 1/4 inch wide strips. Sprinkle meat with paprika and allow to stand while preparing other ingredients. Using a large skillet or wok, brown meat in butter. Add garlic and broth. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in onions and green peppers. Cover and cook 5 minutes more. Blend cornstarch, water, and soy sauce. Stir into meat mixture. Cook, stirring until clear and thick, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir gently. Makes six servings.

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