The other night I whipped out one of my mom’s old recipes for supper. I hadn’t made it in ages, and it just sounded good. Something about this time of year makes me long for childhood classics: hearty soups, savory casseroles, and the like.
The title on the top of the recipe card is “Help for Hamburger,” but growing up, we never called it that. We called it what it was – Hamburger and Rice.
I can hear it now – what’s so comforting about something so bland?
Well, dear readers, this dish is anything BUT bland. Check it out:
Help for Hamburger (aka Hamburger and Rice)
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbs. onion flakes
2 1/2 c. minute rice
3 1/3 c. water
1/4 c. soy sauce
Salt to taste
Brown hamburger together with onion flakes; drain. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Boil together 10-15 minutes.
It’s simple, warm, filling, and delicious. I doubled the recipe and ended up with lots of leftovers, but that’s okay with me. 🙂
What are some of your favorite childhood recipes?
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