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Beefy Rice Dinner

 Beefy Rice Dinner
In Bay City, Texas, Mildred Sherrer turns a boxed rice mix into a complete meal by adding ground beef, celery and green pepper. "It's so quick to fix and makes a flavorful, filling main dish," she jots.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 package (6.8 ounces) beef-flavored rice mix
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Prepared rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, cook the beef, celery and green pepper until the meat is
  • browned and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the rice, salt and
  • pepper.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until heated through and
  • cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.