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Fast Beef and Rice

I'm not much of a cook, but I did receive many recipe requests the first time I made this dish. Using a packaged rice mix makes it so simple to prepare.—Deborah Vahlkamp, Belleville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 package (6.8 ounces) beef-flavored rice and vermicelli mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2-1/2 cups water


  • In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, brown the rice mix in butter. Add water and contents of seasoning packet; mix well. Stir in beef. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 389 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 837mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • DViola
    Sep 10, 2013

    This was great!

  • Nan Mock
    Jul 9, 2013

    This is a great recipe because it is simple, quick and delicious! It's adaptable too for what one has on hand. I didn't have the beef rice so I added an envelope of Lipton Beef & Onion Soup mix to the cooking water for instant white rice. And a dash of Worchestershire sauce for a little extra flavor! This is a good recipe to keep on hand for nights when you nneed a quick, easy dinner.

  • Cwidow3
    Jul 29, 2010

    I do something very similar to this, I use stew meat and I have no leftovers. I usually cut up a roast myself to help cut costs.