Cheesy Beef 'n' Rice Recipe

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"This herb-seasoned casserole is one dish that all six of our kids love," notes Gwen Bradshaw of Kennewick, Washington. Serve garlic bread and fresh spinach salad to round out the meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute rice and garlic in butter until golden brown. Stir in water, carrots, bouillon, parsley, salt, basil and onion. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in beef. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes, stirring twice. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Beef 'n' Rice in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p10

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beckyjayne17 User ID: 4663892 100690
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"Love this recipe. It is so quick and tasty! I keep this recipe handy for when I need to fix something in a hurry. The beef bouillon and parsley really make it something tasty!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 59862
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"This is an easy, tasty dish. Most of my family prefers it served with ketchup--seems a little bland without anything."

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