Recipe used with permission by the USA Rice Federation. For more information about rice, visit www.usarice.com
2 cups water
1 package taco seasoning mix, divided
1 cup uncooked rice
1 pound lean ground beef
Vegetable cooking spray
1 6-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Combine Water, 1/2 package taco seasoning mix and rice in 2-to-3 quart saucepan. Bring to a boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Combine ground beef with remaining 1/2 package taco seasoning mix. Shape into 4 equal patties. Place large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add burgers and cook 10 minutes.
Add tomato sauce and continue to cook until thoroughly heated. To serve, spoon 3/4 cup rice onto individual serving plates. Place burger in center of rice and spoon sauce over top Sprinkle with cheese.