This is a good way to make chewy cube steak tender.
Salt and pepper fresh steaks and place in a baggie with flour. Close and shake well. Add steaks to hot oil in a skillet. Brown. Discard any remaining oil. In a bowl, add 1 cup water to mushroom soup and mix well. Add to steaks. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes. While steaks are cooking, cook rice with remaining 2 cups of water, according to directions. When done, place rice on plate, add steak, then add the gravy and enjoy!