Ground Beef and Rice (Arroz Con Carne Molida de Rez)

As much as I’ve tried to go completely vegan or paleo, I just have sadly never been able to give up meat and rice :), and to keep it 100% real, don’t think I ever will. That being said, I still do enjoy many vegan and paleo foods since meat isn’t always the healthiest option and rice is a little fattening. Nonetheless, for this recipe (that I make pretty often I might add) I use organic grass-fed beef which is normally the only ground beef I now use since it’s a MUCH healthier version! If you’re interested in learning more about the difference between grass-fed beef and grain-fed beef, you can read about it HERE. And the only kind of rice I have been using in the last couple years is brown Jasmine rice. Yum!

This meal is great on its own or nicely pairs with many other sides.

I make mine many different ways. Sometimes I’ll add frozen carrots and peas, other times I’ll add diced up potatoes or a mix of fresh veggies…etc! The list goes on. For this particular one I made it with a few fresh veggies and paired it with lightly fried plantain and sliced avocado – and yes we also had some warm corn tortillas with it! Yum x100!


So on to the recipe…


  • ½ organic red onion (or white) – diced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water (or veggie broth)
  • 4 organic carrots – diced/sliced
  • 1 organic yellow bell pepper – diced
  • 2 lb. organic grass-fed ground beef
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (for cooking)



  1. Add the oil to a deep pan or large sauce pan and heat on medium/high heat.
  1. Add the ground beef to the pan with the salt and pepper, and cook thoroughly until it starts browning (approx. 10 minutes).
  1. Once the meat has browned, add the veggies.



  1. Add the rice, and stir to mix everything.



  1. Add the water and bring to a boil, then set the temperature on low and simmer for 50 minutes.


  1. Serve hot!



Enjoy 🙂





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