Creamy Cheeseburger Skillet Rice

Kids will love to eat this cheeseburger-inspired dish and will be excited to help with its creation. Our Creamy Cheeseburger Skillet Rice features U.S.-grown long grain rice and serves 6!

This recipe is part of “The Kids’ Kitchen” series, a collection of approachable recipes that teach children the basics of cooking through the preparation, assembly, and plating of each dish (adults are asked to handle any oven or stovetop instructions).

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min


  • 1 cup (250 mL) long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 pound (455 g) 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onion
  • 3 cups (750 mL) beef broth, divided use
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) reduced-fat or regular cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 cups (500mL) shredded reduced-fat or regular sharp cheddar cheese, divided use


  1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add beef and cook until brown, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the rice, onion, 2 cups of the broth, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce to the browned beef in skillet. Stir until well blended. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the remaining 1 cup broth, cream cheese, mustard, salt, black pepper, and all, but ½ cup (120 mL) of the cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.


For super easy handling, use a rubber or silicone spatula to stir.
To measure easily, follow the markings on the cream cheese package.