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corned beef and rice

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Susan Din
Houston, TX

Canned corned beef used to be inexpensive and something to have in the pantry to fall back on. This is an easy 30-minute meal to feed a family. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Have a can of corned beef stashed in the pantry and not sure what to make? Try this corned beef and rice. Now, we'll admit it may not look amazing, but it tastes way better than it looks. Cooking the corned beef down in the fresh onions and tomatoes adds a nice fresh flavor. Once this cooks down, it creates a sauce to go over the rice. A quick and economical meal made with pantry items.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For corned beef and rice

  • 1 can
    corned beef
  • 1/2 md
    yellow onions
  • 1 clove
  • 2 md
  • 1 md
    potato cut in 1/4-1/2" cubes
  • 4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil

How To Make corned beef and rice

  • Rice cooking in a pot.
    Cook desired amount of rice in a rice cooker or saucepan. For 4 servings, I use 2 cups rice and 4 cups water. Bring water to a rapid boil. Add rice and stir. Bring back to a boil. Cover with a tight lid and turn heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Do not lift the lid during cooking time. Turn it out into a serving bowl and fluff the grains.
  • Onions, tomatoes, and corned beef chopped on a cutting board.
    Slice the onion thinly. Mince the garlic or use a microplane. Roughly chop the tomatoes. Remove the corned beef from the can and slice it into 4 pieces.
  • Onions sauteeing in a skillet.
    Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high, add oil. Add onions and stir cooking for 3-4 minutes. (A little browning is not a bad thing.) Add garlic and tomato and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Tomatoes, corned beef, and potatoes added to the skillet.
    Add corned beef, potato, salt, and pepper. Stir around to mix; cooking another 2-3 minutes.
  • Pouring water into the skillet.
    Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Saucepan covered while ingredients simmer.
    Cover and turn the heat down to medium, cooking for 20 minutes. Uncover and test for seasoning. Serve over white rice.