Beef and Rice Recipe -
Beef and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Beef and Rice

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"Super fast, super easy, and super tasty! Serve with buttered bread."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Stir rice portion of packaged rice mix into beef; cook and stir until rice is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Pour water into beef and rice, stir seasoning packet from rice into mixture, and cover skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the liquid has been almost completely absorbed, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2013

Surprisingly, it wasn't as salty as I thought it would be. I used the Garlic Chicken Vermicelli mix from Rice A Roni. Added a bit of onion, just because I had it. Could easily be spiced up with some salsa and cheese, or have some frozen vegetables added to do a one pot meal. Kids really liked it with a sprinkle of cheese--we adults used some crumbled feta. This won't be used often, but will be kept for our 'two days before payday' meal. Simple and filling!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2013

Good, simple food. Worked in a pinch when I didnt have much in the house. I reduced the time to 20 minutes and it was definitely done, so i would probably add more water next time if I did this again.

Mar 08, 2015

This comes together so easily and begs for tweaks if you are so inclined. It is perfectly yummy on its own as is but I have made it a second time now adding in small peas and scallions. A childhood fav for my hubby, he was looking for the plate with the bread and butter cut in half like his mom use to make.. This is a tasty and comforting dish that you can have on the table with very few ingredients.

Jul 16, 2014

This is the first meal my husband prepared for me 28 years ago. In addition to the beef rice-a-roni and hamburger he added two cans of drained but seasoned black-eyed peas to the pot. It makes an easy but filling weekend dinner.

Nov 18, 2013

Was a nice, enjoyable simple meal. My family loved it!

May 14, 2015

quick n easy just what I was looking for. I enjoyed it

Jan 11, 2015

My husband and I loved this recipe. We left out the rice seasoning and added a can of beans and some taco seasoning. Great recipe for when there's not much to work with in the house.

Jan 09, 2015

My parents made this a lot when I was a kid. They always added a can of peas to it and we ate it with bread and butter also. I still make it without the peas mixed in (peas on the side due to picky eaters)and sometimes add green chilies and salsa with cheese and sour cream on top. I also make the chicken rice a roni with chunks of b/s chicken breast. It is so versatile, it would be great for a beginner cook to make and add to their taste!!! Great comfort food!!


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 23.8 g
  • 48%
  • Sodium
  • 814 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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