Mediterranean Ground Beef and Rice

Mediterranean Ground Beef and Rice

This Mediterranean Ground Beef and Rice dish is made with chickpeas and full of flavor. It’s a quick, easy-to-make one pot meal the whole family will love!

Course: Entree | Cuisine: lebanese, Mediterranean

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | 6 servings

By: Yumna Jawad |Source: Feel Good Foodie


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon 7 Spice
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 15-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
2 cups long-grain white Basmati rice rinsed
3 ½ cups chicken broth
Fresh parsley for serving


1. In a large pot of medium heat, heat olive oil in large pot. Add the onions and ground beef and season with the 7 Spice and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the onions are soft and the ground beef is browned, about 5-8 minutes.

2. Add the chickpeas and the rice, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt and stir to combine. Pour the chicken broth or water on top.

3. Mix all the ingredients together, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 15 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked. Remove from heat but keep covered, and allow the steam to continue cooking the rice for 5-10 more minutes.

4. Fluff the rice, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

What do you serve with beef and rice?
We usually enjoy this meal with a salad and my kids love eating it with plain yogurt. You can also serve it with a side of vegetables.

Mediterranean Ground Beef and Rice


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days and can be reheated on the stovetop.

Substitutes: You can add in whatever vegetables you have to this dish. You can use water or vegetable broth in the place of chicken broth. If you’d like to use quinoa, make sure to decrease the amount of liquid you’re using by 1 cup.

Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg


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