This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MahatmaFastRice #MahatmaRice #MahatmaRiceUnites #CollectiveBias

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Raise your hand if you struggle coming up with good, nutritious, and easy weeknight meals. Yeah, I’m definitely raising my hand! By the time I get home from work, I always need to get straight to work on dinner so my little ones aren’t eating too late. I need dinners that can be prepared in under 30 minutes!

I was recently asked to create an easy and nutritious weeknight meal with the new Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice! I’ve been a fan of Mahatma® for many years now and I love that its made right here in the USA. The Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice comes in three varieties including Garlic and Olive Oil, Cilantro Lime, and Jasmine Rice and they are all Non-GMO. The best part about these is that you don’t have to worry about boiling water or sticky rice (a common issue I often have when cooking rice). All you have to do is serve the pouches according to the microwave instructions on the packaging and the rice is ready to go in just 90 seconds!

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

I chose to make an Italian Beef and Rice Skillet using the Mahatma® Ready to Serve Garlic and Olive Oil Rice. The garlic flavor in the rice paired perfectly with the other flavors in the dish! This one-pan meal comes together so quickly and is hearty and comforting! To start, I sauteed some onion and lean ground beef. Then I threw in some bell peppers. I heated the rice in the microwave and then added it to the pan along with diced tomatoes. To finish it off, I mixed in some Italian cheese into the rice and melted more on top and that’s it!

If you want to prep ahead, you can chop the onions and peppers in advance, but I just chopped them up quickly while the beef was cooking. This dinner couldn’t be easier thanks to Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice and was so flavorful. It made for great leftovers to take to work too!

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet
Yield: 6 servings

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This easy Italian Beef and Rice Skillet comes together in just minutes! Made with ground beef, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese! A delicious and comforting weeknight meal!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 pouches Garlic and Olive Oil Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Italian cheese


  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the beef and break up with a spatula and cook until it just starts to brown. Stir in the Italian seasoning and some salt.
  2. Add the bell peppers and continue cooking another 5 minutes, stirring every so often.
  3. Prepare the Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice by tearing the top of each rice pouch 2 inches to vent and heat in the microwave for 90 seconds. Add the heated rice and diced tomatoes to the pan. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese until combined. Season with more salt to taste. Top the skillet with the remaining cheese. Cover the skillet and lower heat to low. Leave covered for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 601mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 33g
Italian Beef and Rice Skillet

Mahatma® Ready to Serve Rice varieties can be found in the rice aisle at your nearest Walmart store. Life is hectic but meals don’t have to be!

Italian Beef and Rice Skillet