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    Cheesy Rainbow Rice with Ground Beef Recipe

    • Quick/Easy Meals (UNDER 30M)
    • Ready Rice
    • Microwave
    • Family-Friendly
    • Beef
    • Beef
    • 30 - 45 MIN
    • Servings
    • Prep
    • Cook
    • Total
    • Meaty


    About this dish

      A one-skillet meal with ingredients you can mix and match. Use a variety of frozen, fresh, or canned vegetables in this dish — whatever you have on hand! The more colorful, the better!


      • 1 package UNCLE BEN’S® Ready Rice Original Long Grain
      • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
      • 3/4 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
      • 1 cup Chopped Mixed Vegetables (suggested: 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper, 1/4 cup corn kernels, 1/4 cup chopped broccoli florets, and 1/4 cup chopped carrots) 
      • 2 tablespoons Whole-wheat Flour
      • 1 1/4 cups Low-Fat 1% Milk
      • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided


      1. Cook UNCLE BEN’S® Ready Rice Original Long Grain according to directions on the pack. 
      2. Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt to ground beef and cook in an ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. (Note: optionally you can use a regular skillet and transfer the rice and meat mixture to a baking dish after step 5.)
      3. Add vegetables and rice and cook until vegetables are tender. 
      4. Sprinkle mixture evenly with flour and cook 1 to 2 more minutes, stirring until meat is coated. 
      5. Add milk and 1/2 cup cheese and cook 2 minutes or until mixture is thick.
      6. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the cooked meat then transfer skillet to the oven and cook at 375°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. server immediately.  


      Amount per serving (6 total)

      Calories: 266
      Total Fat : 12g 18%
      Saturated Fat : 4g 22%
      Trans Fat : 0g
      Sodium: 177mg 7%
      Carbohydrates: 20g 11%
      Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%
      Sugars: 3g
      Protein: 21g
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