This casserole recipe is great for leftover ham. It sounds strange, but it's wonderfully tasty!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil a 9-inch baking dish with spray cooking oil.

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  • Place the bread cubes in a small bowl. Melt the butter in a large skillet, and pour half over the bread cubes. Toss cubes and set the bowl aside.

  • Add the onion to the remaining butter in the skillet and cook over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the chopped ham. Stir in the cream of celery soup and the milk. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring. Remove from heat.

  • Put the rice and water into the baking dish. Top with the drained green beans. Then spoon the ham mixture on top of the green beans. Cover with the slices of American cheese, then sprinkle over all with the bread cubes.

  • Bake uncovered until cheese melts and edges bubble, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

707 calories; protein 31.9g; carbohydrates 62.5g; fat 36g; cholesterol 123.3mg; sodium 2784.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Excellent way to use leftover ham. I had to substitute cream of mushroom soup for the cream of celery and I added 1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2008
Kind of weird but the flavors all work very well together. WARNING: Don't be an idiot like me - either use instant (I never have that on hand) or COOK the rice a little first. You'd think that was fairly basic but the minute I put it together I thought "oh that's not good." And cooked it anyway. The rice was mostly crunchy. But the rest was yummy. I'll do it again. And it's a great way to use up leftovers!! Read More
(24)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2008
Kind of weird but the flavors all work very well together. WARNING: Don't be an idiot like me - either use instant (I never have that on hand) or COOK the rice a little first. You'd think that was fairly basic but the minute I put it together I thought "oh that's not good." And cooked it anyway. The rice was mostly crunchy. But the rest was yummy. I'll do it again. And it's a great way to use up leftovers!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Excellent way to use leftover ham. I had to substitute cream of mushroom soup for the cream of celery and I added 1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely make this again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2010
I made this recipe as a "Chopped" challenge. My husband (at my request) picked surprise ingredients and I had to figure out how to use my "basket" of ingredients to make supper! What fun. We have done this a few times and it is a hoot. Anyway tonight he brought home two ham steaks fresh green beans and an Uncle Ben's sun-dried tomato rice mix. I used these along with cream of mushroom soup and shreded jack cheese. Per another reviewer's advice I partially cooked the rice mix first and steamed the green beans. We loved it!!! Nice easy weeknight meal and a great Chopped challenge! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
We thought the flavor was very satisfying and a great way to use leftover ham. We used the suggestion of using 2 cans of beans and liked it but thought that an additional can of cream of celery soup would have made the dish more moist (balancing out the amount of rice) so we'll do that next time. We will make it again! Second time around: We preferred this version over my first. Changes from originally posted recipe: 2 cans green beans (drained) 1 can cream of celery soup AND 1 can cream of chicken soup (undiluted) 3/4 cup milk 1 tbls Worcestershire. I baked it in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. This seems to be a nice balance of flavors and moisture. It made two meals for the two of us. Good warm meal on a cold evening. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
This was very easy and good. My whole family liked it. However it is not as good the next day-best served hot out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This was pretty darned good. My husband just had seconds! As far as quick casseroles go this one was better than most. I had to use grated cheddar instead of American cheese which was very good. Next time I will use 2 cans of green beans to give this dish a slightly healthier balance but I must admit it was very satisfying. It is also a great way to use leftover ham. I'll make this dish again and may even try macaroni instead of rice just to see what happens. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
Great Recipe!! Hubby loved it too! The only thing I changed was the cheese. I used cheddar instead of white american. Will definitly make it again!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2009
It's not bad -- good for using up my leftovers from Thanksgiving (we had ham instead of turkey). I used the leftover ham fresh green beans and some rolls and it came out pretty good. Oh didn't have the cream of celery so used cream of mushroom. I really liked the topping but felt there was too much rice. I think if I make it again I'd use less rice. Give it a try - it's good! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
06/02/2008
This was not very good. I thought it sounded like an odd combination but thought I'd try it since it had good reviews. We were dissapointed. Read More
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