Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole is a simple but flavorful casserole made with ground beef, French onion soup, beef consomme, and buttery rice. It is as easy to put together as it is delicious! Yes, it does take an hour to cook, but just let the oven do the work. If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal, this is the recipe for you. For the same great flavors without the beef, check out my Stick of Butter Rice.

Fluffed up Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole From Overhead with a Wooden Spoon.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Meat: I used a pound of ground beef in this recipe. You could substitute ground turkey, or use a combination of the two. Ground chicken or ground sausage could also be options. Just make sure the meat is cooked before adding it to the casserole.

Rice: For this recipe, it is recommended to use long-grained white rice such as jasmine or basmati. These types of rice are preferable as they have a better ability to separate when cooked, unlike medium or short-grained rice which has a tendency to stick together.

French Onion Soup: Use a can of condensed French onion soup.

Beef Consomme: Condensed Beef consomme is more condensed than beef broth and has a stronger flavor. In a pinch, you could substitute beef broth or beef stock. Look for it in the grocery store where you would find other cans of condensed soup.

ButterDivide a stick of butter into pats. Space the pats out evenly over the rice mixture before cooking.

Adding Ingredients to a Casserole Dish to Make Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole.

What to Serve with Hamburger Rice Casserole

To make this casserole into a complete meal, I have a few options to serve with the main dish:

Fluffing Up Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole with a Fork After Baking.

How to Store Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole

Once cooked, it’s easy to store any leftovers of the casserole. To store, first, let the casserole cool completely. Next, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for up to 4 days, which is great for meal prep. To reheat, warm it up in the oven at 350°F until heated through or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Wooden Spoon Full of Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole.

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Fluffed up Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole From Overhead with a Wooden Spoon.
4.99 from 64 votes

Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole is a simple but flavorful casserole made with ground beef, French onion soup, beef consomme, and buttery rice.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups (370 g) long-grain white rice, uncooked
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) French onion soup
  • 2 cans (10.5 ounces each) beef consomme
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) unsalted butter, sliced into pats
  • chopped chives, for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, add ground beef. Cook until browned and no longer pink (8-10 minutes). Drain grease.
  • Add the ground beef to the prepared baking dish. Top with uncooked rice, french onion soup, and beef consomme. Stir to combine.
  • Top the rice mixture with the pats of butter.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking, uncovered, for 30 additional minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and tender.
  • Fluff the rice and serve garnished with chives.

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  1. 5 stars
    I doubled the beef and added minced garlic and a bit of Worcestershire sauce .
    A keeper!!
    Smells sooo yummy. Thanks for this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this last night. (added mushrooms, though – personal preference) You couldn’t possibly say too many nice things about this dish. So good. So comforting. So easy to put together. Perfect ratio between uncooked rice and liquids. Fabulous dish! It’s in my recipe box.

  3. Could I add sauteed shredded cabbage mixture to this so there would be less water? I am trying to use up a bag of shredded cabbage that has carrots with purple and green cabbage in it.

    1. I would think if you did, this dish would be more of a soup than casserole since you’ll have nothing to soak up the liquid.

  4. 5 stars
    It was really delicious but I added broccoli to mine and cheese on top in the last few minutes of cooking

  5. My teenaged son and husband love this! Thank you for sharing! (I double the beef because the boy needs protein!)

  6. 4 stars
    This was really good but I found that I had to add about a half a carton of beef broth after because it was a little dry for my family’s taste. Delicious flavors though.

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