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Grandma’s Rice Dish

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

My grandmother often made rice dishes when I was young. I forgot about this casserole until I found myself one day adding the same ingredients to leftover rice. The memories came flooding back, and I've made this recipe regularly since then. —Lorna Moore, Glendora, California
Grandma's Rice Dish Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in rice, tomatoes, corn, olives, bacon and seasonings; heat through. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
  3. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Toss bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 719 calories, 37g fat (18g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 1397mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 41g protein.

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