Upside-Down Breakfast Recipe

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I first sampled this casserole at my mother-in-law's and knew immediately I wanted the recipe. Pineapple and brown sugar add a touch of sweetness to the rice and ham.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
  • 2 slices fully cooked ham (6-1/4 inches x 4-1/2 inches x 1/2 inch)
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish, combine butter and brown sugar. Arrange pineapple slices and ham on top.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Spread over ham.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter and let stand for 1 minute before removing baking dish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Upside-Down Breakfast in Country Pork 1996, p91

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