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Beefy Rice Squares

 Beefy Rice Squares
My mother used to make this when I was growing up. Now I serve it to my family. It's one of my favorites because it's fast and easy.—Barb Block, Tigerton, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups Italian tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, bread
  • crumbs, salt and pepper. Press into a greased 8-in. square baking
  • dish.
  • In another large bowl, combine the rice, cheese and remaining tomato
  • sauce. Pour over meat mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 25
  • minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 516 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 1,560 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 36 g protein.