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Hearty Rice Dressing Recipe

Hearty Rice Dressing Recipe

At church socials and family reunions, this satisfying dressing has always been well received. It's a favorite with our family, too. I cut back on the recipe to serve a smaller group. -Ruth Hayward Lake Charles, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:45-50 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice

Directions

  • 1. In several large Dutch ovens or stockpots, cook the beef, pork and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the celery, green pepper and pimientos.
  • 2. Combine water and soups; stir in the Creole seasoning, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir into meat mixture; bring to a boil. Stir in the rice.
  • 3. Carefully transfer mixture to three greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes; stir. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes longer or until rice is tender. Yield: 45-50 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 153 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.