In fry pan add 1 tbs. Oil. Heat on high, add floured meat. Brown both sides. This may need to be done in 2 batches.
In Crockpot, add water and beef cubes. Add vegs., and spices. Add meat, with drippings. Stir and cook 3 hrs. covered on High.
Add raw rice. Stir.
Cook additional hr., till rice is soft.
Adjust seasonings and serve with biscuits or crusty bread.