If you are needing to make a hearty and belly filling meal for a large family for dinner, but don't have a lot of time then try some Hamburger Rice.
This recipe can be made with countless variations. Feel free to experiment with new veggies and seasonings. If you are out of beef but have some sausage then go ahead and use that.
I will give the break down of how I make Hamburger rice. You can add to it or alter it all you like. The great thing about eating Hamburger Rice is you can make it differently every time until you get it just right and everybody in your family craves for it.
I will not tell you how much to use of each ingredient. It is a simple recipe and you may want to make more or less. Some families prefer a lot of ground beef in their hamburger rice and other families tend to add very little beef.
The Ingredients I Use Are:
- Ground Beef
- Instant Brown Rice
- Taco Seasoning
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Frozen Corn
- Diced Green Peppers
Brown the Beef
I begin by cooking the hamburger. I break it up into small pieces and as the hamburger is cooking I liberally add a lot of Worcestershire sauce. I use a lot more Worcestershire sauce then most people do. You may want to add just a little bit. I blend the Worcestershire sauce into the beef and continue to cook the meat.
I prefer using Lea & Perrins Brand Worcestershire sauce but I also enjoy the Heinz brand of Worcestershire sauce.
I prefer instant brown rice. You do not have to use brown rice. You can use any type of rice. You also do not have to use instant rice. I prefer using instant rice because of time constraints. It is simply a lot faster to make hamburger rice using instant rice.
As the rice is cooking I take a separate pot and begin adding the corn. You can use either canned corn and drain the juice or frozen corn. If you are using frozen corn stick the corn in a strainer and run hot water over it. You can also boil it and then strain it but I prefer the running hot water method. It seems faster too me.
I pour the corn into my large empty pot, add some diced green peppers, and saturate it with Worcestershire sauce.
I add a packet of taco seasoning too the ground beef, a little bit of water and stir it up. I then turn the meat on high to get the taco seasoning water to saturate the meat for better flavor.
I make sure there is no water at the bottom of the rice pan and then I dump all of the rice into the pot with the corn and green peppers. I then dump all of the taco seasoned ground beef into the pot with the rice and other ingredients.
Stir up all of the ingredients, add more Worcestershire if you like, and then you can eat it.
By using this method you will have lukewarm green peppers that remain crunchy. I like my green peppers this way.
Hamburger rice is easily put into the fridge and warmed back up in the microwave. If you are looking for a quick lunch to take to work simply fill a bowl with the hamburger rice and put spume plastic wrap over the top. When you get to work you can warm it up in the microwave and eat it.
Hamburger rice is simple to make. Feel free to experiment and change the ingredients around. I use a lot of Worcestershire Sauce. I use it liberally when I am cooking and mixing the hamburger rice and then once I get it into my bowl ready to eat I will douse the hamburger rice in my bowl with even more Worcestershire sauce.
Diced Broccoli is also a great vegetable you can add too the hamburger rice. If you can't get your kids to eat a certain vegetable then simply dice it up really small and sneak some into the hamburger rice mixture.
If you are a bachelor you can make a large pot of hamburger rice and then eat on it all week.
The basic method of making hamburger rice is the same, but the ingredients and how much of each ingredient you use is what makes the difference. The way I like my hamburger rice probably is not the way you like your hamburger rice. The beauty of this recipe is that it is easy to alter. You can easily make a double, triple, or quadruple pot of hamburger rice. You can also easily add, modify, and substitute the ingredients to create a hamburger rice that you and your family will savor and enjoy.