How To Season Ground Beef For Rice


If you want to discover how to season ground beef for rice, keep reading. There are many ways to prepare and cook the meal. And it all depends on your preferences, of course.

Tired of soggy rice when you season ground beef? Here are my tips for seasoning ground beef for rice, and it will make the next time you cook a delicious pot of seasoned ground beef, tasty rice.


Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls are so incredibly easy to make and will become a family favorite! This makes the perfect weeknight meal.

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls

This right here is my boys favorite weeknight meal. They beg me to make it every week. Since we have been so busy with Lacrosse we have been having it every week. It requires minimal ingredients and requires little effort to make.

Easy, minimal ingredients, and my kids devour it. This meal became my new BFF.

The ground beef takes only minutes to brown but you still get that delicious Korean flavor in this meal. The brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger combination is the best.

It helps take the flavor to next level with the simple kitchen ingredients. The best part is that because we love Asian flavors so much I always have these ingredients on hand. All I have to do is buy a pound of ground beef each week.

You guys are going to love this meal just as much as we do! It is so delicious when served over rice and I even like to add some veggies to my bowl to make it a well rounded meal.

Sprinkle with some sesame seeds and freshly chopped green onions and you have about the easiest meal that you will ever make! You will make this again and again!

How do you make Korean Ground Beef and Rice Bowls?

  • In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.
  • In a small bowl whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over the ground beef and let simmer for another minute or two.
  • Serve over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

What temperature should ground beef be cooked to?

The interior of a raw hamburger usually does contain bacteria, and is safest if cooked well done.The USDA sets the minimum safe temperature for ground beef at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can you make this with chicken?

Yes! This is a great chicken flavor as well. Sauté your chicken with all the ingredients. Cook until it is no longer pink.

What is the best rice to use?

  • White rice
  • Brown rice
  • Jasmine rice

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet is a hearty, comforting, one-pan dinner that’s easy to make, easy to clean up, and easy to love!

What is it about a one-skillet, ground-meat-and-carbs meal that makes it so satisfying?

Maybe it’s the familiarity. Maybe there’s something magic about meat with rice or noodles that hits the taste buds just right. Or maybe it’s the gooey cheese, or the fact that my mom – and probably yours and everyone’s – made something similar.

Ground Beef and Rice with diced tomatoes and melty cheese, in a skillet with a serving spoon.

Who knows? But for all those reasons, this Ground Beef and Rice Skillet – and dishes like it – is a winner. Perhaps even better, my kids think so too.

Now add that it’s easy to make, using mostly pantry staples, and easy to clean up – one pan! – and you’ll love it even more.


Beef is my go-to for this recipe, but it doesn’t have to be yours. It will work with ground pork, chicken, and turkey – you can even use a combination. But because chicken and turkey are a little bland compared to beef and pork, if you use one of those you might want to add a little extra flavor-boosting Worcestershire or a splash of soy sauce.

If you do use beef, you can also use whatever kind you like—80% lean, 85%, whatever. Once you mix in all the other ingredients, a little more or less fat isn’t going to make a big difference in the recipe.

To cook the beef and get a nice brown crust on it, I use a slightly unusual method. It’s described in the recipe, but more thoroughly explained in this post about how to cook ground beef.

(If your meat is still frozen, read this post for how to defrost ground beef.)


I use long-grain rice because it’s less sticky than medium or short grain and cooks up nice and fluffy. But that long-grain rice could be white, brown, or a combination. I tested this with white rice, so your timing may be different if you use another kind, refer to the packaging for cook time suggestions.

You could even use basmati rice – its nutty flavor would go well here, but I wouldn’t use jasmine. Its delicate flavors aren’t right for the heartiness of the recipe.


Besides the beef and rice, I include onion and garlic because they help add richness and depth to almost everything. I also add tomatoes and beef broth for flavor, and to give the rice some liquid to soak up as it cooks.

On top of those basics, I add diced green pepper, but you could switch it up and use red or yellow bell peppers, or make it with other veggies, like peas and carrots, or even a frozen veggie mix. Whatever you decide on, stick to one or two cups worth.

While the Ground Beef and Rice Skillet is cooking, throw together a green salad and maybe some garlic bread. And before you know it, your easy-to-love dinner is served.



Beef and Rice with Veggies

This colourful ground Beef and Rice recipe will be a terrific addition to your ground beef recipes collection! It’s like a pilaf, except loaded with more veggies and packed with more flavour.

I’m a big fan of beef mince – it’s economical and convenient (no chopping!). And this is a great quick way make turn a packet of beef mince into a complete meal!

Ground beef and rice

Flavoured rice. Seasoned beef. AND veggies.

All made in ONE POT.

How handy is that?? This ground beef and rice recipe is a complete meal, with barely any chopping. Full of bright colours, plenty of nutrition, simple and fast to make.

And it tastes SO GOOD!!!

This ground beef and rice is a quick recipe that’s full of flavour and a complete meal in one pot!

I’m a big fan of rice in all forms. Chicken and Rice, rice soup, risotto, flavoured rices (Mexican Red Rice is a firm favourite along with Mushroom Rice!), Arancini balls.

In fact, I’m yet to meet a rice dish that I don’t like!!

But as regular readers know, I’m a rice snob. I may be Aussie, but I’ll always be a rice snob owing to my Japanese background. Dry bread and over cooked veggies I can handle.

Mushy rice – I can’t stomach it.

Rice. Snob. 🍚

So cooking rice in one pot like I do with this ground beef recipe (along with all sorts of other stuff) means getting the liquid to rice ratios right (and using the right rice) so you end up with perfectly cook fluffy grains of rice that have soaked up all that flavour.

See? Fluffy. Not soft and mushy!!!

A quick, fabulous midweek meal - this ground Beef and Rice is made by browning ground beef, then cooking it with flavoured rice and loads of veggies. Irresistibly delicious!

How to make it

This is made like a pilaf, starting off by sautéing onion and garlic for the flavour base. Then the beef and capsicum/bell peppers are added, then the rice and liquids and seasoning.

Give it a good mix, plonk the lid on and leave it to do its thing.

No peeking! It’s one of the biggest rice cooking mistakes – if you peek, steam escapes which affects the rice cooking process!

How to make ground Beef and Rice

We can never have enough ground beef recipes for quick dinners!

Today’s Beef and Rice recipe is intended to be a quick, no fuss (yet super tasty!) midweek meal. Hence why it’s made in one pot, with ground beef, a combination of fresh and frozen veggies and a mound of baby spinach. Minimal chopping, yet plenty of flavour, a complete meal.

No need for toppings or garnishes. I actually don’t even know what I’d dollop on top. Maybe sour cream or yoghurt. I personally don’t think it needs it because the rice is well seasoned, but it’s optional! – Nagi 

PS Foodie translation: Ground beef = beef mince, though I’ve noticed some butchers in Australia nowadays are starting to call it ground beef.

PPS This recipe will work well with any ground / mince meat. Pork, chicken, turkey, even lamb.

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