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Grandma's Rice Dish

Rated as 4.28 out of 5 Stars

"'My grandmother often made this casserole when I was young,' recalls Lorna Moore of Glendora, California. 'I forgot about it until I found myself adding the same ingredients to leftover rice one day. The memories came flooding back, and I've made this recipe regularly since then.'"
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the rice, tomatoes, corn, olives, bacon, chili powder, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat. Add 1 cup of cheese; stir until melted.
  2. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Toss bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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This was really good! I made it all in the skillet. I browned my hamburger, onion & pepper then added everything else. Cooked until my rice was done. I did not drain the corn for more liquid...

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This was a great recipe for me to get rid of tons of things from the pantry, but it definitely wasn't something we'd want again. Edible, but not great. For one, the beef needed tons more flavo...

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This was really good! I made it all in the skillet. I browned my hamburger, onion & pepper then added everything else. Cooked until my rice was done. I did not drain the corn for more liquid...

Awesome!! I made it with Rotel tomatoes because that's all i had on hand, and the extra kick was really good. Makes me wonder what it would be like with chorizo (Mexican sausage) subbed for the ...

I thought this dish was great. I did use fresh garlic and I added some spicy hot V8 for a little more liquid, I also added some other spices and I used green olives. Will def make again

My father-in-law and I loved this. My children, ages 9 and 6, liked everthing but the onions and black olives. A fabulous dish.

Great recipe. The flavors come together perfectly. Used fresh garlic and ground turkey also added a can of tomato sauce.

Delicious! I omitted the bacon. I also broiled it for about 5 minutes on low to brown the top.

I made this last night. Did it all in my fry pan so I wouldn't have to dirty another dish. Did brown rice instead of white and a red pepper instead of green and left out the olives. It was ve...

Very good, I left out onions (my family doesn't like them) and used one whole green pepper. This is a good dish to use up all the leftovers you have.

I thought this was really good - even without the bacon since I've recently given up pork. Sad, I know. This dish would be fabulous for a potluck; it's really filling and makes a ton!