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.

More Casseroles

Fluffed up Easy Hamburger Rice Casserole From Overhead with a Wooden Spoon.
4.99 from 72 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.


Did you make this recipe?

You can tag me at @iamhomesteader.

Share with your friends!

Categorized in: , ,

Related Recipes

Meet Amanda Rettke

Reader Comments

  1. I made this recipe which I found easy to make, however I found it to be way too salty for me. Thanks for allowing me to try it.

  2. 5 stars
    Omg I can’t believe some of these questions! How long have they been cooking that they can’t understand a recipe? Don’t post this I just couldn’t help myself! But it was delicious and is a keeper! Thank you!
    (You can post that)😉

  3. 5 stars
    Best recipe on the internet! My family loved this meal so much we have made it here times in two weeks. We did make a couple changes that really did not change the dish much. We used two pounds of chopped up rotisserie chicken, cream of chicken soup in place of french onion soup, chicken stock in place of the beef consommé, and ancini de Pepe pasta instead of rice… turns out perfectly! Never any leftovers. Thanks for the great go to dinner my family loves,

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe was a WINNER in our household; even for my picky kids. They cleared their plates! Great flavor and we have lovingly named it “Hamburger Hasherole” because my oldest thought it kinda tasted like hash browns too. Yum, yum, yum!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  5. Are you adding water to the soups? Seems too dry if leaving it condensed. Want to make it tonight so hoping for a reply.

  6. I only have 1 can each of French onion & beef consume. Do have beef better than bouillon. Can i substitute? Please let me know I 3ant to make this tonight. Thanks looks delish!

    1. Good idea!!!! Maybe just make the cauliflower rice separately, mix it all together with some shredded cheese on top and and put into the oven to warm through and let the cheese melt a bit. I’m going to try it!!!

    1. Yes of course and you probably could also use ground pork or even the vegetarian crumble meat stuff if you’re vegetarian

  7. I have had this for YEARS! Just never with ground beef. I use chicken thighs or boneless pork chops. Same recipe but only one cup of rice and one can of each soup. Melt the butter while waiting for oven to heat. Then add rice, meat choice, and soups. Even garnish with mushrooms before cooking. Same temp and time. No need for foil. Happy cooking. Can’t wait to try this version.

  8. I made this and overall we enjoyed it, but I think a whole stick of butter was a little too much and made it a bit greasy. I’ll make it again but with less butter. Good, easy meal

    1. This was good but next time i would use 2 pounds hamburger meat and maybe 1-1/4 cups of rice. It was a little too much rice and not enough hamburger but i love the taste! Will definitely make again!

    2. @Christie The recipe called for 1/2 stick of butter, not a whole stick as you mentioned in your feedback. Could that have caused the issue you had?

      1. This was my question. I’ve going to try it tomorrow and let you know (ie, going to add a bag of frozen peas and carrots).

        FYI, I’ve already made it as is and it was a hit, just looking to see if I can make it an all-in-one with veggies too 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating