What’s Cooking–Cheeseburger Rice

Cheeseburger rice recipe

I love cheeseburgers. I mean, who doesn’t love a good burger? I like mine served on a potato bun topped with mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Sometimes, I prefer to keep things simple and top my burger with just a squirt of ketchup and yellow mustard. Other times, I like to recreate a favorite fast food burger, like this copycat Roy Rogers Double-R-Bar burger.

When it comes to cheeseburgers, I also like to think outside the bun. This cheeseburger salad is one of my favorites. So is this recipe for cheeseburger rice. The original recipe was created by Kraft foods, but I’ve adapted it to suit my taste. Adults like it, kids LOVE it, it takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and clean up is a breeze–there’s only one skillet to clean. Here’s what you’ll need to make cheeseburger rice:


  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 heaping tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


In a large skillet, brown meat and onions over medium heat; drain. Add water, ketchup, and mustard. Stir in rice. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, or until the rice is tender.

12 Comments on What’s Cooking–Cheeseburger Rice

  1. shelli72
    October 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your blog!!! So many things that interest me! Thank you for visiting mine :)

    • afternoonartist
      October 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, Sheli. Looks like we have lots of similar interests. Love your blog, too.

      • shelli72
        October 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm (10 years ago)

        Thanks!!! I’ll look forward to new posts and catching up on what I’ve missed at your blog :)

  2. crumbsoffthetable
    October 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks so ridiculously good, I can barely wait to make it!

    • afternoonartist
      October 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm (10 years ago)

      It is good and so easy and FAST. I sometimes like to squirt a little additional ketchup and mustard on top for a little extra zing.

    • afternoonartist
      October 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Nicole.

  3. Cindy D.
    October 4, 2013 at 1:41 am (10 years ago)

    Well, I have to admit I’m not a burger person. I’m sorry! But it’s still really neat to read about someone being so happy about something! Hooray for things that make people happy. :)

    • afternoonartist
      October 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm (10 years ago)

      Wow, didn’t know my obsession with cheeseburgers–and food–came across so loud and clear in my blog. That’s funny!

  4. Thistle
    October 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks really good! I love your recipes!

    Happy fall day to you sweet friend!

    • afternoonartist
      October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm (10 years ago)

      It is good and your kiddies will love it. Plus, it’s your kind of recipe. Easy, easy, easy. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Love your blog. I look forward to reading it every day.