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Grandma's Rice Dish

 Grandma's Rice Dish
"My grandmother often made this casserole when I was young," recalls Lorna Moore of Glendora, California. "I forgot about it until I found myself adding the same ingredients to leftover rice one day. The memories came flooding back, and I've made this recipe regularly since then."
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 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 (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

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

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Directions (continued)

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 719 calories, 37 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 1,397 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 41 g protein.