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Cheesy Beef 'n' Rice

 Cheesy Beef 'n' Rice
"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.
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min.

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

  • 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.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 310 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 417 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.