Meat and Rice Skillet

Meat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meThis is one of Sean’s favorite meals. I don’t know why but he truly loves this. I don’t mind because it is really easy to make and today, I share it with you, my friend. :)

This recipe calls for two cups of cooked rice, so if you planned ahead, super! If not, no worries, put that rice on right away, so that it is ready when you are ready for it.

I’ve used all kinds of rice for this: brown, white, basmati, and even instant brown rice. All have turned out fine. I don’t think yellow rice would work though, too many flavors going on there. This is probably one and a half cups rice with three cups water but it might be one cup rice with two cups water . . . I don’t honestly remember because it was a couple of weeks ago that we made this. ;)

Meat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meNext brown 1/2 to 1 pound of ground beef or ground turkey. As it is browning, sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and onion powder as desired. :) {I know, I used to hate that kind of measuring but seriously, just sprinkle on how much you like.}

Drain off any fat necessary. Add two-three cups of the cooked rice to the seasoned browned meat, along with an 8 ounce can of plain tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of water. (If anyone in your home suffers with heartburn from tomato products, you can add a pinch of baking soda and it will help with this problem.)

Meat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meCombine. If the rice was cold, break up any clumps, cover, and simmer about 10 minutes, until heated through, adding more water as needed, to keep it from sticking to the pan.

Meat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meMeat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meSprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese and let it melt. This day I had no blocks of cheese left; I don’t know what I was thinking! Thankfully, I had some thinly sliced deli cheese in the drawer. :)

Meat and Rice Skillet ~ Lifeofjoy.meThen serve!

I found this recipe online about ten years ago! It’s graced our table many times since its arrival. I just checked and found that it is still holding its place on the internet. She has some ideas to stretch this meal even further or to make it a bit healthier. (She also makes a couple of cute comments about the size and how many it feeds. Check it out. :) )

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

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