Pizza-Rice Casserole

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

This is a great way to use up leftover rice.

Top Review by A Messy Cook

I love this. We don't put the green pepper in. It's a very easy-going recipe -- make sure you let it sit for ten minutes before serving, though, or it won't hold together very well. (Kind of like lasagna.)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch or 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  3. In a frypan, brown beef with onions and garlic; drain fat then season with salt and pepper, the add/mix in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Add in the tomato sauce with the sugar, parsley and oregano; cover and simmer for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the cooked rice and cottage cheese, then season with salt and pepper (you can add in about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to the mixture if desired).
  6. Transfer 1/3 of the mixture into a greased casserole.
  7. Sprinkle ALL of the green peppers over the mixture.
  8. Top with about 1/3 of the meat mixture.
  9. Continue to alternate layers, ending with the meat mixture.
  10. Bake covered or uncovered for 20 minutes; remove from the oven, sprinkle with grated cheese, return to oven, uncovered, bake for 15 minutes more.

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