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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 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.

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  • lshaw
    Oct 12, 2014

    I confess to not having made this in a number of years now; but when my kids were little and I was a full-time working mom of 3, I used this one a LOT. ALL of my kids gobbled it up; in fact, most of the time, I doubled the recipe to make sure I had enough. I didn't always use the shredded cheese, though. It's good enough without but put it on if you like! Thanks Mildred for this recipe and years of cooking this recipe!!