Overhead view of Creamy Cheeseburger Skillet Rice

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).

  • Servings
  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Prep Time
    20 min
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    35 min


  • 1 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups beef broth, divided use
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 ounces 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
  • 8 ounces (2 cups) shredded reduced-fat or regular sharp cheddar cheese, divided use


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add beef and cook until brown, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the remaining 1 cup broth, cream cheese, mustard, salt, black pepper, and all, but ½ cup of the cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Recipe Notes

For super easy handling, use a rubber or silicone spatula to stir.

To measure easily, follow the markings on the cream cheese package.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 1 cup
  • Calories 400
  • Total Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 1030mg
  • Carbohydrates 34g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 31g