Cheeseburger Rice

With ground beef, sautéed onion, ketchup, mustard and plenty of Cheddar cheese, this one-pan Cheeseburger Rice skillet has all of your favorite burger flavors!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • This Cheeseburger Rice is a delicious alternative to a classic burger. Made with all of your favorite burger toppings, it’s a fun, inventive weeknight meal.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onions and sauté until meat is browned and cooked through, 5-7 minutes.

    Step 2

  • Add water, ketchup and mustard to skillet. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese and cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir to combine.

    Recipe Tips

    Pretend you’re at your favorite burger place by serving this meal with everybody’s favorite burger toppings. Try chopped tomatoes, sliced green onions, pickles, shredded lettuce, bacon, sautéed mushrooms or anything else you think your family will love!

    If you don’t have any beef on hand, substitute ground turkey, chicken or meatless ground for the beef.

    If you have leftovers from this meal, simply reinvent them as something new. To turn this into chili, combine leftovers in a saucepan with 1 can (15 oz) of diced tomatoes, 1 can (8 oz) of tomato sauce, 1 can (16 oz) of kidney beans and 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

    Leftovers can also be turned into stuffed peppers or tomatoes. Simply hollow out bell peppers or large tomatoes, fill with the leftovers and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

I Like Mine with Lettuce and Tomato…

Attention, burger lovers: this one-pan rice dish is for you! Forget the bun and combine all of your favorite burger ingredients — such as beef, Cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard and sautéed onion — into a satisfying, one-pot wonder! Need more inspiration? You’ll want to try this BBQ Cheeseburger and Rice Skillet, as well.

Whether you’re looking to keep things fun or are eating gluten free, try out this quick and simple dish that comes together in just about 15 minutes! Serve is as a side or main dish along with a green salad, watermelon or some corn on the cob for a complete barbecue dinner feel.

All The Details

Making a Cheeseburger Rice skillet is a whole lot easier than it might sound. Simply sauté a base layer of chopped onion and ground beef until it is cooked through, making sure to drain off any excess fat. Next, add ketchup, mustard and water. After that mixture comes to a boil, stir in the Minute® Instant White Rice and Cheddar cheese. Cover the pan and let it sit while the rice absorbs the liquid. A burger-inspired meal in mere minutes? We’re sure the whole family will approve!

Need more ideas for simple weeknight meals? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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