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Pizza-Rice Casserole

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“This is a great way to use up leftover rice.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch or 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  3. In a frypan, brown beef with onions and garlic; drain fat then season with salt and pepper, the add/mix in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Add in the tomato sauce with the sugar, parsley and oregano; cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cooked rice and cottage cheese, then season with salt and pepper (you can add in about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to the mixture if desired).
  6. Transfer 1/3 of the mixture into a greased casserole.
  7. Sprinkle ALL of the green peppers over the mixture.
  8. Top with about 1/3 of the meat mixture.
  9. Continue to alternate layers, ending with the meat mixture.
  10. Bake covered or uncovered for 20 minutes; remove from the oven, sprinkle with grated cheese, return to oven, uncovered, bake for 15 minutes more.

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