Paella and jambalaya are both dry stews with the rice cooked right in the pot along with smoked sausage and/or ham, chicken and shellfish.
A quick, adaptable Asian stew.
A stirfry is the quickest “stew”. It needs nearly constant attention, so some veggie prep moved to step 1.
Hunter stew, tomato sauce or gravy?
Grandma was Sicilian and made a thin, soupy sauce. Like most Americans, I like mine thick. A liquidly stew is a soup; pour it over a starch and it’s gravy or sauce. Stretching one ingredient and pulling back another creates a different dish,. Why bother with a different recipe?