Asian Beef & Rice Skillet is a quick and easy dinner recipe requiring a simple list of all-natural ingredients, only one pan, and under 30 minutes to make from start to finish!
I’ve mentioned it before but, like any good child of the 80s, I ate my fair share of Hamburger Helper growing up (and I was actually quite fond of it). Now as a busy (read: tired) mama, I can certainly appreciate the convenience of it: brown some ground beef, throw a few boxed ingredients into the same pan, and voilà…about 20 minutes later, you’ve got a hot meal on the table. But seeing as how I strive to feed my family recipes made from real, unprocessed ingredients, the good ol’ smiling hand guy doesn’t exactly fit in with my style of meal planning.
Lucky for me, however, this doesn’t mean I can’t recreate the same type of quick, easy, one-pan dinners while using real, wholesome ingredients…and doing so honestly doesn’t take much longer than that dinner originating from a box. 😉
I’ve already shared my copycats for Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, Lasagna, and Beef Taco varieties. But one of my favorite flavors of HH as a kid was called Rice Oriental. So that’s the one to which I’m paying homage with today’s recipe…except this One-Pan Asian Beef & Rice Skillet is made with fresh, natural ingredients, meaning it ends up tasting waaaaay better.
Making it, however, is just as straightforward. Start out by browning a pound of ground beef in a large pan or skillet. Stir in rice, beef broth, soy sauce, and a few seasonings. After about 10 minutes, mix in shredded carrots, and then just before the rice and carrots are tender, add some frozen peas.
That’s it, y’all! One pan. A handful of basic ingredients. Under 30 minutes. Protein + veggies + carbs. An all-in-one meal! I like to add a simple side salad to round things out and dinner…is…DONE!
So shoot it to me straight…do you have (or have you had in the past) a secret (or not-so-secret) affinity for Hamburger Helper? Whether your answer is yes or no, I think you will love this One-Pan Asian Beef & Rice Skillet. It’s simple and yummy, popular with kids and adults alike, and made with ingredients that you likely already keep on hand. In fact, from the first time I cooked it, it secured a spot in our regular dinner rotation. That’s right, fellow children-of-the-80s, sing it with me…MAKES A GREAT MEAL! 😉
Post originally published on January 9, 2017.
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