Highly spiced beef and rice casserole. This easy recipe is great served with a salad or some crusty bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Break ground beef into small pieces and add to the skillet. Season beef with garlic powder, ground cinnamon, and allspice; cook and stir until beef is completely browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir water, rice, and beef bouillon with the beef; bring to a simmer and cook until the rice is soft and fluffy, about 20 minutes.

  • Heat a small skillet over high heat; toast pine nuts in the skillet, swirling to keep pine nuts moving, until browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts and lemon juice over the beef and rice mixture.

Cook's Notes:

Use brown rice for a healthier option.

Red wine vinegar can be used in place of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 26.6g 53% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 17.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 74.3mg 25% DV; sodium 584.1mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
I made it with lemon tilapia and it turned out great! My 9 year old son LOVES cinnamon so we were looking for something new to try and this caught his eye. He gives it his stamp of approval too. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2018
It was decent but it was way too much spice packed into it. Every bite was strange and it was just slapping me in the face. I think it could've been saltier with some more salt and pepper and maybe half of each dose of spices. Also I would add 3x more beef bouillon as well. Not too big a fan of this Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2018
It was decent but it was way too much spice packed into it. Every bite was strange and it was just slapping me in the face. I think it could've been saltier with some more salt and pepper and maybe half of each dose of spices. Also I would add 3x more beef bouillon as well. Not too big a fan of this Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
I made it with lemon tilapia and it turned out great! My 9 year old son LOVES cinnamon so we were looking for something new to try and this caught his eye. He gives it his stamp of approval too. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/12/2020
Not bad. Nothing to write home about. I followed the recipe very closely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2015
I had to add a little more beef bouillon to ours to get the flavors we were looking for but enjoyed the flavor of cinnamon in this dish - I think I'd make some naan or something like that to serve it with next time. The lemon really helped brighten the dish up! Read More