Pizza Rice Casserole

I recently bought my first rice cooker (I know, I know we’re behind the times), and I’ve been loving any and all recipes I can find that call for rice… it’s been a lot of Buddha bowls and stroganoffs layered over rice, but I was thrilled to find an old recipe I clipped ages ago that calls for rice… Pizza Rice Casserole! Let’s do this!

1 pound of ground beef
16 ounces of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder with your heart 😉
oregano til it looks right 😉
2 cups of cooked rice
1 cup of cottage cheese
1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Brown your ground beef and drain, then add your tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until it thickens.

Combine cooked rice and cottage cheese and spoon half the mixture into a greased baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture. Repeat the layers then top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Normally I snap a picture to post, but we snarfed this up entirely before I remembered to document it. 😉

If you have a dandy rice-y recipe to share, send it my way!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s