This One Pot Rice and Ground Beef is so easy to make!! As the name says, you get everything done in just one pot, and the flavors are so good!! Add your favorite vegetables and you've got a complete meal.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: One pot, rice and ground beef
Author: Lilian Vallezi
4garlic cloves (minced)
1 ½lbsground beef
3 ½cupschicken broth
1packetranch dressing mix
pepper to taste
1 ½cupwhite rice
chopped parsley to taste(optional)
In a 6 quarts pan add the olive oil and saute onion and garlic.
Add the ground beef and cook it until no longer pink, breaking it up as needed.
Add sliced mushrooms and cook it for about a minute. Then add broth, ranch dressing mix, vinegar, salt and pepper.
Leave the heat on high until it starts to boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, add the rice, lower the heat, cover the pan, and let it cook until there is just a little bit of water on the bottom of the little tunnels that are formed in the bed of rice (that should take between 15-20 minutes).
When you see the water is almost all gone, turn off the heat and let it rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes check the rice to see if it's completely cooked. If it's not, you can let it rest in the hot pan for a little longer.
Add some chopped parsley and you can serve it with some salad or a plate of vegetables.
If you don't have the Ranch Dressing Mix: When you add the broth, add ½ cup of ranch dressing from a bottle. And if you want a more accentuated ranch flavor, you can add an extra ¼ cup of ranch dressing after the dish is done and completely cooked. This extra addition would also make it more creamy.Another option is to use a packet of onion soup in place of the ranch dressing. But, although the recipe would still work and taste good, that would completely change the flavor of the recipe.*Feel free to add some vegetables to the recipe. Bell pepper, corn, carrot, would work great.