Pampered Pooch Rice and Lamb Casserole


Tired of purchasing canned dog food our two large rescue dogs wouldn't eat, I decided to make pooch-friendly chow that was savory and good for them. I use converted rice, but pasta, bulgur, or quinoa may all be substituted.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups


  • 1 ½ cups converted long-grain white rice

  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil

  • 2 cups water

  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

  • 2 cubes beef bouillon

  • 1 pound lean ground lamb


  1. Combine rice and safflower oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the water, thyme, garlic powder, and bouillon. Cover, and cook 15 minutes more over medium heat, or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground lamb in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, then stir into the rice along with the Monterey Jack cheese until the cheese melts. Cool completely before serving.