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Colorful Hamburger Rice Recipe

Colorful Hamburger Rice Recipe

With a pretty blend of vegetables, this skillet dish is an eye-catching addition to a potluck buffet. You can use garden-fresh vegetables instead of frozen.—Drusilla Luckey, Marathon, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup each frozen corn, peas and cut green beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, beef, vegetables, butter and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 225 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2015

"I made this and substituted chicken broth for 1 cup of the water and added in 1 cup of Stubb's Original BBQ sauce. I also mixed in 2 cans of beans-1 black and 1 chili (without draining them). It added a nice tex-mex style flavor. Topped with shredded cheddar cheese and served with warm cornbread it was a quick and easy hit. There was enough to feed my family of 6!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

"I used super lean ground beef and left out the butter; used fat-free beef broth instead of water, and added 1 t. each basil, oregano, thyme, and marjoram. Even with those changes it was a bit blah, so we added a spoonful of soy sauce to individual servings, and that was good. For vegetables I used 1 large chopped zucchini and a package of thawed mixed vegetables. It tasted better the second day."

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