Easy Venison and Rice

Easy Venison and Rice

Easy Venison and Rice is a quick simple meal made up of fried ground venison, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and rice and then lightly doused with soy sauce.

This recipe can be a side dish or the main course. I love it with a big pot of slow-cooked pinto beans and cornbread. My kids love it with homemade macaroni and cheese and of course a big ole fat homemade cathead biscuit (no actual cats included). 

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Easy Venison and Rice

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 32 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Serving Size: 1.5 cups

Calories per serving: 504

Fat per serving: 6 g

Easy Venison and Rice


  • 2 lbs venison, ground
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 cups cubed peeled potatoes
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • Dash of salt and black pepper


  1. In a large skillet heated to medium-high heat, fry the ground venison, onion and garlic until done, which should be about 7 minutes.
  2. Drain if needed and add all other ingredients except for the soy sauce and let it simmer for about 25 minutes or until the veggies and rice are done.
  3. Then add the soy sauce, salt and pepper and stir.

The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • Easy Venison and Rice is very low in fat and sugar and is high in protein, fiber, and vitamin A.
  • It’s also sort of high in cholesterol, sodium, and carbs.

See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe. 

Easy Venison and Rice Nutrition Facts

 Serves: 6   Serving: 1.5 cups
Calories 504  Calories from fat >1
  Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g  9%
 Saturated Fat 0 g  0%
 Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
 Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
 Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 169 mg  56%
Sodium 506 mg  21%
Potassium 159 mg  5%
Total Carbohydrates 57 g  19%
 Dietary Fiber 4 g  18%
 Sugars 4 g
Protein 50 g  99%
Calcium 2% Vitamin A 143%
Iron 2% Vitamin C 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc. 

To make this recipe more diet-friendly…

  • To help lower the sodium use a low sodium soy sauce or omit it. I have left it out in the past because I didn’t realize I had run out and I liked it even better, but my family likes it best with soy sauce.
  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If yours has less fat added to it it will have less cholesterol.
  • To help lower the carbs use fewer carrots and potatoes.
  • You can also eat less than the serving, 1.5 cups. Venison is very filling, so 1 cup is usually enough for me.
  • Whatever changes you make to your Easy Venison and Rice, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com

Bon Appétit

Easy Venison and Rice

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