Hamburger Rice Casserole

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Special Budget Recipe I make this hamburger rice casserole recipe on a cold wintry night; the kids love it!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. hamburger meat, cooked and drained ($3.29)
  • 1 C. rice, uncooked ($0.70)
  • 1 10 oz. can cream of mushroom soup ($1.00)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped ($1.39)
  • 6 Tbs. soy sauce ($0.72)
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar*
  • 4 C. boiling water*
  • Salt and pepper to taste*
  • TOTAL COST: $7.10

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Directions

Brown hamburger meat and chopped onion until hamburger is no longer pink and set aside. Pour boiling water over uncooked rice in a 2-3 qt. casserole dish. Add in cream of mushroom soup; stir until it is dissolved into water and rice. Next add soy sauce and brown sugar. Finally, add hamburger meat and onion and mix well. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour.*Pantry Staple. This ingredient is common enough for Recipe4Living to consider it a staple in most kitchens, therefore it has been excldued from the overall price of the recipe.Ingredient prices are estimates and may vary depending on grocery store, location, sale prices and other factors. Individuals may find that they spend more or less than the estimated recipe amount when preparing this recipe. Recipe4Living makes no guarentee that a recipe will cost the estimated amount stated above.

Reviews (27)

  • I am an avid cook who is not afraid to take on very challenging recipes. My grown family is accustomed to eating a variety of good food with lots of flavor. I did not know what to expect when I put this very simple dish in front of them. They loved it! It may seem boring, but the taste does have complexity because of the soy sauce and brown sugar. Be sure to use white rice, jasmine, basmati, etc. Just do not use any long grain rice that takes 45 minutes to cook. Very easy, simple to make, delicious to eat, what more could you ask for? ( I even put some through my blender for my 9 -month-old grandchild...she loved it too!) Be sure to fully drain the meat once cooked for health benefits.

    Flag as inappropriate Bananie  |  February 15, 2012

  • This turned out pretty good. However I made a few slight changes. I felt it called for too much water for that amount of rice, so I added 1 1/2 cups of rice and it turned out perfect! Also, I put in 4 T. of soy sauce instead of six (only because I ran out), 1 T. of brown sugar instead of two, added a clove or two of minced garlic while cooking the meat, and added cheese the last 5 min. of baking. My family enjoyed it, so I will make again!

    Flag as inappropriate mrschenoweth  |  December 19, 2011

  • Good, easy, and cheap recipe. I made a couple slight changes. I felt the recipe called for too much water for that amount of rice, so I added 1 1/2 cups of rice and that seemed perfect! Also, I was almost out of soy sauce so it was only 4 T instead of six. I didn't want it to be super sweet so I only put in one T. of brown sugar. Finally, I also added a clove or two of minced garlic while cooking the hamburger, and grated cheese the last 5 min. of baking. It turned out pretty well! My family enjoyed it, so I will make it again.

    Flag as inappropriate mrschenoweth  |  December 19, 2011

  • Good recipe. I changed it up a little bit. I put 1 1/2 cups of rice in a casserole and added three cups of boiling water and two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup. I used four tablespoons of soy sauce instead of six. While browning the hamburger and onion I also added a little garlic to it. I added frozen broccoli to the recipe and mixed everything together. The last five minutes I put grated cheddar cheese over the top and let that melt. I also served it with choy mein noodles on top when serving. Very tasty.

    Flag as inappropriate JKoehler  |  May 30, 2010

  • For Valentine's Day I made this for Mom. She didn't want any great effort like buying candy or flowers. Nor did she want to go to a restaurant. She loved the dish. The only thing I added was a bag of frozen asparagus.

    Flag as inappropriate DanaBurnellTompkins  |  February 14, 2010

  • Could the person that posted this recipe please post how many servings this dish is. I'm converting this recipe's nutritional value into weight watcher points and I need the number of servings for the entire dish. Thanks!!

    Flag as inappropriate Kmtsunshine  |  January 19, 2010

  • This casserole is so easy and delicious. I don't add the brown sugar to it, but add mixed vegetables and use the Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup with Roasted Garlic, which gives it a delicious flavor!!

    Flag as inappropriate Kmtsunshine  |  January 18, 2010

  • Sorry about the multiple comments. I thought my computer had frozen up on me and so I clicked too many times. Maybe the site moderator can delete the multiples. If not, I'm sorry. lol

    Flag as inappropriate CieLynne  |  March 18, 2009

  • Ok, my husband works out of town during the week so I don't do a lot of heavy meal cooking for my kids and I. But once a week, I always make a dish similiar to this. I make a pot of short grain rice. I brown a pound of ground london broil or whatever we got on sale and had ground. Once the meat is brown, I open a can of corn and drain it well and toss it in the meat and let the corn absorb some of the meat flavor. Then I just mix it all with the rice and my family eats it up. But I think I'll tr

    Flag as inappropriate CieLynne  |  March 18, 2009

  • Ok, my husband works out of town during the week so I don't do a lot of heavy meal cooking for my kids and I. But once a week, I always make a dish similiar to this. I make a pot of short grain rice. I brown a pound of ground london broil or whatever we got on sale and had ground. Once the meat is brown, I open a can of corn and drain it well and toss it in the meat and let the corn absorb some of the meat flavor. Then I just mix it all with the rice and my family eats it up. But I think I'll tr

    Flag as inappropriate CieLynne  |  March 18, 2009

  • Ok, my husband works out of town during the week so I don't do a lot of heavy meal cooking for my kids and I. But once a week, I always make a dish similiar to this. I make a pot of short grain rice. I brown a pound of ground london broil or whatever we got on sale and had ground. Once the meat is brown, I open a can of corn and drain it well and toss it in the meat and let the corn absorb some of the meat flavor. Then I just mix it all with the rice and my family eats it up. But I think I'll tr

    Flag as inappropriate CieLynne  |  March 18, 2009

  • Ok, my husband works out of town during the week so I don't do a lot of heavy meal cooking for my kids and I. But once a week, I always make a dish similiar to this. I make a pot of short grain rice. I brown a pound of ground london broil or whatever we got on sale and had ground. Once the meat is brown, I open a can of corn and drain it well and toss it in the meat and let the corn absorb some of the meat flavor. Then I just mix it all with the rice and my family eats it up. But I think I'll tr

    Flag as inappropriate CieLynne  |  March 18, 2009

  • I have been making this for years, but not with sugar. I use less soy sauce, low sodium soup, minute rice (less water) and add diced green bell peppers. My girls use this recipe, too, and their families love it. Better the next day.

    Flag as inappropriate LoreneJM  |  February 1, 2009

  • I made this for my family and my husband couldn't guess that it had brown sugar in it. I thought it was good and tasted a little different than I expected- I was pleasantly surprised. My kids ate it which says a lot. I might try it with just 1 tbs. of brown sugar thought- it seemed just a touch too sweet.

    Flag as inappropriate nancyben3406  |  December 5, 2008

  • Made this for my family a few nights ago. Only my hubby liked it. The kids and I did not care for it. It seemed too dry and not enough flavor.

    Flag as inappropriate SJN02  |  October 31, 2008

  • I made this using 2 cups of water and also added a 4 oz. can of mushroom stems and pieces drained. This dish is plenty salty by itself. My family enjoyed it and suggested i serve it with sour cream the next time I make it.

    Flag as inappropriate GRANDMASALLY  |  October 25, 2008

  • This is exactly the kind of dish we love in winter. I, too, would add a clove or two of garlic - can never have too much garlic during cold/flu season! Thanks, shar41.

    Flag as inappropriate carollizc  |  October 24, 2008

  • I don't know why brown sugar is added to meat (protein),....bad for digestion, taking much longer to go through one's system. Protein & sugar should never meet.

    Flag as inappropriate neworleans14  |  October 24, 2008

  • I did like the sounds of this recipe. It might depend on the type of rice that is used for the amount of water needed. I also read the other comments and like the variations that were used. I might try this with chicken and change the soup to cream of chicken. Thanks for sharing this budget stretching recipe with us. It will be added to my list. :)

    Flag as inappropriate jyusko  |  October 24, 2008

  • Add some garlic to this receipe to give it a little more kick. Also, I added shredded cheddar cheese on top in the last few minutes left of cooking, which gave it more flavor. If you use brown rice the kids won't know the difference, it cooks up dark with the soy sauce in this receipe. Easy receipe, just a bit long of a cooking time, during the week nights for my family.

    Flag as inappropriate Tania  |  April 21, 2008

  • I misread the recipe and used only 2 cups of water and it turned out fine. I didn't realize I had misread the recipe until the friend I gave the recipe to called me wondering if I had made a mistake by telling her 4 cups of water. I then realized my mistake of using 2 cups. However, using 4 cups seems to be too much water for the amount of rice.

    Flag as inappropriate Faith  |  February 26, 2008

  • Sounded a little boaring - I added a can of mixed vegetables and put shredded cheese on top for the last 5 minutes. Turned out pretty good, I will add this recipe to my collection!
    I used 3 cups of water.

    Flag as inappropriate mbstam  |  January 24, 2008

  • Oh i forgot i only used 2 cups of water also.

    Flag as inappropriate yoyobrooke  |  January 22, 2008

  • I doubled the ingredients and put both cream of mushroom and cheese soup. I also added diced bell pepper. This was wonderful, we will have it again for sure. Thanks!

    Flag as inappropriate yoyobrooke  |  January 22, 2008

  • I thought it was delicious!!! It cooked up nicely just as written. My whole family loved it and it was easy. The left overs were great too!! I cooked it in a 9X13 glass cake pan and it stretched a long way!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Kimboinmonroe  |  January 14, 2008

  • It does not need all that water It was also A little bland.I changed the crm of mush soup to cheese soup the next time I made it.

    Flag as inappropriate publix  |  January 11, 2008

  • This sounds wonderful, I cant wait to try it : )

    Flag as inappropriate  |  January 6, 2008

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