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Cheesy Rainbow Rice with Ground Beef

  • Family-Friendly
  • Microwave
  • Ready Rice
  • 30 - 45 MIN
  • Ben’s Beginners
  • Beef
  • 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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