Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet. Season steaks with salt, pepper and thyme and add to hot pan. Sear 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Add bourbon and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of the beef broth and bring to a simmer. Cook 2 minutes, until cooked to medium. Remove steaks from pan and transfer 4 of them to a serving platter. Reserve 4 steaks for another meal.
Dissolve cornstarch in remaining beef broth and add to pan. Simmer 1 minute, until sauce thickens. Spoon sauce over steaks before serving.
In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add rice, almonds, cranberries and herb seasoning, reduce heat to low, cover and cook 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper.
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