This lasagna-style dish uses rice instead of noodles. It has a very simple ingredient list, which makes this a great base recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add spaghetti sauce and garlic powder.

  • Mix rice, eggs, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Mix 2 cups mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese in another bowl.

  • Spread half the rice mixture in a 3-quart baking dish, followed by half the cheese mixture and half the meat sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese over the final layer of meat sauce.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; protein 32g 64% DV; carbohydrates 35.3g 11% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 118mg 39% DV; sodium 975mg 39% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2013
Very good gluten free and extremely easy to make. I also left it in the oven a bit longer to make the cheese bubbly and used ricotta in lieu of the cottage cheese. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/27/2014
It is really rather bland made as is and needs alterations to bring out flavors. I gave two stars because of posting an easy to follow recipe and the other star for posting an inexpensive meal that is quick to make. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2013
Very good gluten free and extremely easy to make. I also left it in the oven a bit longer to make the cheese bubbly and used ricotta in lieu of the cottage cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2013
This was a simple recipe and very easy to make. Lost my old recipe and came across this one. Very tasty except need to let in for the full amount. I left in oven until sauce bubbled and cheese melted and was warm like when you heat up left overs. Other than this very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2014
delicious and very simple. I added a bunch of veggies (bell pepper miniature eggplant onion and a separate layer of fresh spinach) plus a free more spices to make it more interesting) and used ground turkey instead of beef. Came out wonderfully and this is cheaper to make than a more traditional lasagna. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2016
The cabinets were bare. Rice,sauce and cheese were all I could spare. I found this recipe and thought. Do I DARE? That's exactly what I did. Even the restless natives gave a hoot of "that's splendid" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2013
I was not expecting this to taste so good. Quick easy way to use up leftover rice from chinese carry out and some ground beef. Even my picky family members liked it! I did add some minced garlic to the beef while cooking just for additional flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2014
This is like a loaded rice bowl (easier to accept than a weird version of lasagna). Delicious (and probably even better with a little bit of sausage but I didn't have any on hand - it needs a tiny bit more flavor). The egg makes the dish comfortingly rich. Used brown rice made in the rice cooker instead of white and could have gone as much as 5-6 cups (the plastic cup that came with the rice cooker which is around 3/4 cup) for a 9x13 dish (wasn't sure how big a 3 quart casserole was). Four cups barely made 2 layers. Doubled the beef and found that was just right for the 9x13. I made each layer meticulously and am now wondering if it was even worth it - the layers are preserved in the pan but once you spoon it out.....it's literally like a loaded rice bowl. Will probably save myself the trouble and make 3 layers next time and add some sauteed onions to the meat sauce for the hubby. Pretty decent cooking-out-of-my-cabinet meal though! Oh and it freezes so well. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
Gluten free and you don't really miss the noodles! My hubby requested pepperoni on one half of this lasagna under the top cheese layer. I added 2 little onions to the ground beef just to sneak in more veggies. Very good excellent for leftovers. It is pretty oozie after you take it from the oven... so I let it set for about 15 minutes. Will absolutely make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
We really liked this. I used ground chicken but next time I would use low fat ground beef or ground turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2017
So delicious! I made it and my family like it Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/27/2014
It is really rather bland made as is and needs alterations to bring out flavors. I gave two stars because of posting an easy to follow recipe and the other star for posting an inexpensive meal that is quick to make. Read More
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