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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 35.5g 12% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 68.8mg 23% DV; sodium 814.1mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2013
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
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. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2013
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! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2020
I used the beef flavored rice a roni. Added chopped onion. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
Nice! Had to use just plain rice and made my own "seasoning mix" (salt pepper garlic Italian seasoning etc.). Turned out good using 3 cups my water and about 8 oz of white rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
Was a nice enjoyable simple meal. My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2018
Love this recipe...perfect for lunches for the week! I just salt and peppered the beef and added an extra half cup of water because my stovetop cooks fast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
I used one Beef Boullion and used Mahatma Yellow Rice just one 5.oz Mahatma Yellow Rice just one with 1lbs of ground Beef 1/4 onion red and green bell pepper. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
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. Read More