BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet

Want that BBQ flavor without the hassle? Try this BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet for a quick and easy meal without having to fire up the grill!

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BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 min
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
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  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Craving classic BBQ flavors, but not the classic barbecue hassle? Skip the grill and try this quick and easy BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet with your family tonight. It’s got the great BBQ flavors you love with none of the hassle.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add beef and onion and cook, stirring periodically, until meat is browned, about 5-7 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.

    Step 2

  • Add water and barbecue sauce to skillet. Mix well and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and cover. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Stir to combine and sprinkle with cheese.

    Recipe Tips
    If you’re not a fan of onion, try this tasty recipe with corn instead. For this variation, brown meat in a large skillet and drain. Add 1 1/2 cups water, barbecue sauce and 1 cup frozen or canned, whole kernel corn that’s been drained, and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, then stir in rice. Continue the rest of the steps as directed and enjoy an equally-delicious meal!

    For a complete meal, serve this dish alongside a side of steamed broccoli or any other favorite vegetable.

BBQ Anytime

If you’re craving BBQ, but have little time or energy after a long day of work, we’ve got just the dish for you! Satisfy that craving and feed your family a hearty, delicious dinner with this easy BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet made with Minute® Instant White Rice and ready in just 20 minutes!

You’ll love the combination here of sweet and tangy barbecue sauce mixed with fluffy white rice, perfectly cooked ground beef, sautéed onions and melty cheddar cheese. Six simple ingredients, 3 easy steps, 1 large skillet and 20 minutes are all you need for this delicious recipe that is sure to become a new family favorite! Save yourself even more time by taking any leftovers to work for a tasty lunch. You’ll be glad you did!

Looking for more dinner options you can prepare in under 30 minutes? You can, try our Chicken and Rice Casserole Skillet or this easy Mexican rice recipe. For a vegetarian option have a go at our New Orleans red beans and rice recipe or this fried rice with egg recipe.

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