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Spicy Rice Casserole
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Spicy Rice Casserole
Makes: 8 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Prep time: 10 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 55 minutes


1 pound
lean ground beef (15% fat)
medium onion, chopped
small bell or jalapeƱo pepper, chopped
1 cup
rice, uncooked
2 cups
chopped tomato, fresh or canned, with juice
2 cups
1 Tablespoon
chili powder (or more to taste)
1 Tablespoon
dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon
1⁄2 cup
(2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.
  2. Add onion and peppers and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add rice, tomato, 2 cups water, and spices. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add more water if needed.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try brown rice and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • If using instant rice, reduce water to 1 cup.
  • Try ground turkey in place of beef.
Serving Size: 
1 cup
Preparation time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
45 minutes
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