Friday, September 6, 2013

One Pot Beefy Rice

Yes, I DID say 4 ingredient.  This is going to be every busy parents dream dish.  Ok, well "dream dish" might be a little dramatic but it will satisfy your hungriest little

I worked at a daycare in high school.  We used to make this a lot, but we just added ground beef to a pre boxed rice mix.  I loved it.  It was sodium laden goodness.  However in my older and wiser years, I dropped the box mix and did it all with my own ingredients, ok MOSTLY.  You simply do everything in one pot.  You can add other things you like, onions, carrots, celery garlic, any veggies you want really, maybe even diced tomatoes.  However, today I am sharing it in its simplest form which is my favorite.  If you do veggies, just cook them with the hamburger as you brown it!

I hope you give it a try.  It is a great meal for picky eaters I find.  If you have all the ingredients on hand you can have supper in 15 minutes.  Dead serious, maybe even less.  I do not count salt, pepper or seasonings as ingredients by the way, just in case you wondered! 

1 lb ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
3 cups instant rice (uncooked)
3 cups good beef broth (I like low sodium)
1 tbsp. parsley (optional)
1 tbsp. onion powder (optional)
1 tbsp. garlic powder

In a large pot, add in ground beef and any veggies you choose, IF you choose.  Pepper and lightly salt the beef to taste.  If you use a high fat content hamburger, drain the grease at this point, but do NOT rinse.  If you use lean ground beef, just leave it.  Add in the beef broth, onion soup mix, onion powder and parsley.  Bring to a boil, add the rice, cover and remove from heat.  Wait 5-7 minutes and fluff with a fork.  Enjoy!

Your "done before ya know it" Chefwannabe

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