Italian Rice Casserole Recipe

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Italian Rice Casserole Recipe
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Italian Rice Casserole Recipe

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An exchange student who stayed with us made this rice casserole for us. It's good served with crusty rolls. Now I like to make this, especially when we're having company over who knew our "other daughter".
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:
6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 sweet red pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, skinned and diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Brown sausage. Drain excess fat. Add onion and rice. Lightly brown. Stir in red pepper, carrots, bouillon and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is almost absorbed. Add peas, mushrooms and tomatoes. Heat 5 minutes. Remove half the mixture to a serving bowl. Top with half the olives, eggs and cheese. Layer remaining rice mixture and topping ingredients. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Rice Casserole in Country Extra May 1991, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 300 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 934mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 sweet red pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 3 fresh tomatoes, skinned and diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives
  • 3 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Brown sausage. Drain excess fat. Add onion and rice. Lightly brown. Stir in red pepper, carrots, bouillon and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is almost absorbed. Add peas, mushrooms and tomatoes. Heat 5 minutes. Remove half the mixture to a serving bowl. Top with half the olives, eggs and cheese. Layer remaining rice mixture and topping ingredients. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Rice Casserole in Country Extra May 1991, p49

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