Braised Short Ribs

We have these ribs every so often . They may take a little time but the wait is well worth it.

3 pounds beef short ribs, cut in serving size pieces
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 tsp. beef-flavored gravy base
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed

Preheat the oven to 325*F.

Brown ribs with a little butter for 25 to 30 minutes on all sides in skillet. Season with seasoned salt. Place in a 3 quart casserole dish, bake for 1 hour. Using the same skillet, combine rice and vegetables cook till rice is lightly browned. Removed ribs from the oven after baking for one hour, drain. Remove ribs from the casserole place rice mixture in the casserole top with ribs. combine remaining ingredients, 2-1/4 cups water, 2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper in saucepan bring to a boil pour over ribs. cover and bake one hour more. Serves 4 to 6.