A throw-it-together and pop it in the oven supper. Use more chili powder or add hot sauce if you really want to spice it up!
I just want to add: Many people who have tried this recipe have had to cook it longer than I have specified. A hint: I always use a casserole dish with a heavy tight-fitting lid. I sometimes presoak my rice in cold water for 10 minutes or so. Hope this helps! =) Barb
PS...To Freeze : Cool, portion and freeze in a ziploc bag.
To reheat: Thaw, place in a covered casserole dish and bake until heated through.
You can add jalapeños, hot sauce or green chilies to this to add a real kick! **edited on October 24 to add instructions for Once a Month Cooking. I usually make these during a cooking blitz and freeze until I need them**
A quick and easy way to prepare a tasty and filling pasta dish, originally from Mr. Food. Just use your favorite bottled spaghetti sauce. You can use any shape of pasta. I do add more cheese, but I love cheese!
The theory is you dump this in a bag and freeze to pull out later. There are many variations which I will post separately but it's amazingly easy to make these up and have a different "dump" chicken every week!
A perfect addition to your OAMC collection because you can start with the base recipe and then make 1 or all of the variations so that you don't feel like you are eating the same thing for every dinner. This recipe is great for singles too because the mini loaves are individual servings and you can take out as many or as few as you need.
I was trying to think of ways to make my OAMC recipes for crock pot use...you know they sell those crock pot box recipes at the grocery now. This is one of the ones I found that work and is simple. There may still be some fiddling but it's pretty good as is. Hope you will give it a try.
Great to have on hand for a quick lunch or appetizer. You can add any of your favourite pizza toppings to the mix, onions, peppers, sausage, cheddar cheese, etc. my family prefers plain old pepperoni--boring but they love it)
I have tried so many pasta bakes but this one from the Australian Women's Weekly is still the best IMHO! Easy and very delicious, reheats great and everyone loves it - what more could you want! I've tried to translate the recipe into American as much as possible; hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
this casserole is easily adaptable -- use Mexican Blend cheese instead of cheddar, or chopped jalapenos for lots of heat. We prefer it made with the mild chilies. Really good for a church potluck -- I always leave with an empty dish.
Really good served with a spinach salad. I usually make a few of these and lasagna's the same time and they are ready to pull out at any time. (It's just as easy to put a couple together at this point and have them ready.)