One-Pot Beef and Rice Skillet

Keep dinner simple with this One-Pot Beef and Rice Skillet made with Minute® Instant White Rice, ground beef, broccoli, Cheddar cheese and Italian dressing!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious for your weeknight dinner than this One-Pot Beef and Rice Skillet. Ready in just 15 minutes, it features some of your favorite, classic American flavors!

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

  • Add water, Italian dressing and oregano to skillet. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in broccoli and rice and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Classic American Flavors

One-pot meals are always a great option when you don’t have a lot of time or energy to cook. They are a great way to cook up several of your favorite ingredients in a quick and simple way, without creating a big mess in your kitchen. One of our favorite one-pot recipes is this One-Pot Beef and Rice Skillet made with Minute® Instant White Rice and other classic American meal ingredients like ground beef, broccoli, melty Cheddar cheese and zesty Italian dressing.

This quick and easy skillet is perfect for feeding the whole family a delicious and hearty meal. It also works well as a hearty dinner for one or two, with plenty of leftovers for easy lunches the next day. Combine 7 simple ingredients with 3 simple steps and just 15 minutes, and you’ll have a satisfying meal with little mess to clean up afterward. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Greek Flavors

The versatility of this dish makes it even better! It can easily be turned into a Greek-inspired dish by swapping out just a couple of ingredients. Instead of using Cheddar cheese, use crumbled feta cheese. And, instead of using Italian dressing, use a Greek vinaigrette. You’ll love that you’re enjoying completely different flavors with the same easy recipe.