Boiled Hamburger & Rice Dog Food Recipe

by Carolyn Barton
    Feed your dog homemade food.

    Feed your dog homemade food.

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    Cooking for your dog ensures that you always know exactly what he is eating. Commercial dog foods have long lists of ingredients and often use multiple preservatives. Homemade dog food, even as an occasional treat, gives you a healthy alternative to feeding your treasured pet inexpensively. Dogs need meat as well as vegetables and grains for complete nutrition.

    Rice and Hamburger

    Step 1

    Pour four cups of water into a large pan. Add in half a pound of hamburger meat and half a cup of uncooked rice. Brown rice is preferable for the best nutrition.

    Rice and Hamburger

    Step 2

    Chop half a cup of vegetables into small pieces. Use more than one type of vegetable, and avoid ones that may cause gas, such as broccoli. Carrots, sweet potatoes and spinach are good choices. Pour the vegetables into the pot.

    Rice and Hamburger

    Step 3

    Add one teaspoon of vegetable oil to the pot and boil the mixture until the hamburger meat and vegetables are thoroughly cooked.

    Rice and Hamburger

    Step 4

    Remove the cooked mixture from the heat and allow it to cool thoroughly. Drain any excess liquid. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

    Minty Rice and Hamburger

    Step 1

    Pour 10 cups of water and five cups of uncooked rice into a pot and bring to a boil.

    Minty Rice and Hamburger

    Step 2

    Add two pounds of hamburger and five tablespoons of dried mint to the pot. Bring the mixture back to a boil, then reduce heat and allow it to simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.

    Minty Rice and Hamburger

    Step 3

    Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool thoroughly before serving to your dog. Serve only as much as your dog will eat at one time, and store leftover food in the refrigerator. The mint in the mixture helps to freshen his breath.

    Items You Will Need

    • Hamburger
    • Uncooked rice
    • Vegetables
    • Vegetable oil
    • Dried mint

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    About the Author

    Carolyn Barton has an associate degree in business management from Seminole Community College and has been writing professionally since 2007. Her articles have appeared on websites such as Firehouse.com. She specializes in website content and ghostwrites for several private clients. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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