Simple Beef Risotto Supper

Every now and again, I get a craving for something simple yet not typical for supper. Beefy Corn Rice-A-Roni is a great example. Just three simple ingredients – a box of beef Rice-A-Roni, a pound of ground beef and a can of corn.

This simple yet slightly more complicated beefy rice dish truly hit the spot. While the ingredient list seems long, unlike most Risottos that require constant tending, this dish came together easily. Served with a simple salad, it was filled with comforting satisfaction. Just be sure to use Arborio Rice for that creamy Risotto finish.

Ground Beef Risotto Supper
1/4 cup White Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/2 cup Baby Carrots, shredded
1 lb Ground Beef
1-1/2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
Kosher Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
1 cup uncooked Arborio
3-1/2 cups Beef Stock
1/2 cup Baby Carrots, shredded
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
Green Onion for garnish

Dice onion, set aside. Mince garlic, set aside. Finely shred carrots, set aside.

In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat cook beef, onion, garlic for about 6 minutes, breaking beef apart as it cooks. Drain, return meat to the skillet. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, Red Pepper Flakes, fresh black pepper and kosher salt to taste. Lower heat to medium.

Add rice, cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Stir in beef stock; increase heat medium-high and bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.

While the rice mixture cooks, shred carrots. Stir carrots into the rice mixture. Cook uncovered 8 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Snip green onion for garnish. Sprinkle green onion over Beef Risotto just before serving. If desired, add more Parmesan Cheese at the table.

For a simple meal, serve with a toss salad.

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

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