Pizza Rice Casserole Recipe
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Pizza Rice Casserole Recipe

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Anyone who enjoys pizza and lasagna will like this Italian-style rice. It sure has a broad appeal with my family and friends. Usually, I make two or three of these casseroles at one time and freeze some for future enjoyment.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 335 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,075 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomato sauce, sugar, salt, parsley, garlic powder, oregano and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the rice and cottage cheese; spoon half into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Rice Casserole in Country Woman May/June 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 335 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,075 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

Quick and easy.....

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

My teenagers really enjoyed this casserole. I thought that the rice would add a different flavor to this otherwise italian dish, but it didn't change the taste much at all. I personally found it to be a bit too salty and would cut the salt in half next time or omit it completely. Will make again...

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