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Cheesy Beef ‘n’ Rice

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

6 servings

"This herb-seasoned casserole is one dish that all six of our kids love," notes Gwen Bradshaw of Kennewick, Washington. Serve garlic bread and fresh spinach salad to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute rice and garlic in butter until golden brown. Stir in water, carrots, bouillon, parsley, salt, basil and onion. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in beef. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 45 minutes, stirring twice. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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