Cheesy Beef and Rice Bake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a quick and easy kid-friendly recipe I found years ago in a Better Homes & Garden cookbook. The kids never know they are eating their carrots.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, cook ground beef or pork and garlic until meat is browned.
  2. Drain off fat.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. In same saucepan, cook uncooked rice in butter until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  5. Stir in water, carrot, bouillon, parsley, onion, salt and basil.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in meat mixture.
  9. Turn half into a 1 1/2 quart casserole.
  10. Sprinkle with a layer of cheese.
  11. Top with remaining meat mixture.
  12. Bake at 325°F oven for 45 minutes, stirring twice.
  13. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  14. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts.


Most Helpful

This was really yummy. I have to admit, I'm not much of a meat eater, so I added two CUPS of shredded cheddar to this. :) My DH loved this, so this is a keeper. I'll try this on my ds's tomorrow to see if this indeed can get my young children to eat CARROTS! :) Thanks for sharing!

WJKing October 28, 2002

This is a very yummy dish. It has a wonderful, different flavor from what I usually make, making it a real treat to find. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!:o)

shortstuff August 02, 2002

I didnt add the carrots as we are not big fans,i did add extra cheese(is there such a thing as too much?)this was a good recipe,fast & easy to make,thanks for posting Sharlene

bubblegirl March 03, 2003

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