This hearty rice can accompany chicken or beef-or stand alone as a tasty meatless entree. “It’s quick, easy and delicious,” notes Ann Wagenecht of Prophetstown, Illinois.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 pound ground beef
1 large green pepper, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups cooked white rice
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

SERVINGS 2

CATEGORY Side Dish
METHOD Baked
PREP 20 min.
COOK 30 min.
TOTAL 50 min.

DIRECTIONS

In a skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat
until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the rice, soup, cheese, chili powder,
salt and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish.