Easy mince and rice

    45 min

    This is one of my favourite things to cook at university. It's quite simple, and uses a lot of store-cupboard ingredients which is always handy.


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 250g beef mince
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
    • 50g mushrooms, sliced
    • 100g brown rice
    • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1/2 beef stock cube
    • 200ml water
    • 1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs
    • Handful of grated Cheddar cheese
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the beef mince until brown and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add the bacon and onions and cook until the bacon is crisp and the onion tender, about 10 minutes.
    2. Stir in the mushrooms and rice until well combined. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, beef stock cube and water. Season with mixed dried herbs, salt and pepper.
    3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the temperature to a simmer. Cover and cook until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Serve with grated cheese.

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    I didn't have bacon or mushrooms but I did have spinach so I added that in the end. it is lovely.. even without the cheese!  -  24 Jan 2016


    I am the worlds worst cook, but this has been a pretty simple meal to cook.. were minutes away from serving now.. ill just coat it in cheese if its rank!  -  20 Mar 2014


    Super easy and tasty  -  27 Aug 2013