Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This can turn leftover rice and/or leftover meat into another meal (with some veggies snuck in because they're good for you)
- 1 lb hamburger, cooked and drained (or equivalent amount of leftover cooked meat)
- 1 onion, chopped finely
- 3 carrots, finely grated
- 1⁄2 cup chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup chopped mushroom
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped green onion
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped finely
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup soya sauce (I like Wong Wing best)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 can mushroom soup
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- In a nonstick pan, melt 1 tbsp of the butter and cook the garlic and onion for 2 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and celery and cook until tender.
- Mix with the hamburger.
- Add the salt and pepper.
- Mix the mushroom soup, milk and soya sauce.
- Mix the rice with the green onions, carrots and 1/4 to 1/3 of the mushroom soup mixture.
- In a buttered casserole dish, spread half the rice mixture, then the meat mixture, followed by the remaining mushroom soup mixture.
- Top with the remaining rice mixture.
- Dot with 2 tbsp of butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.
- Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
- Cover with sour cream and sprinkle with paprika.
- Return to oven for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.
We thought this was fantastic! It came together simply, and the taste was surprising and delicious. I diced up some baby carrots because that's what I had on hand. I omitted celery and mushroom because I hate them. I omitted the butter during the frying phase and used olive oil instead. We had 2% milk, and I dotted the top with margarine. I sprinkled salt and pepper over the top and did not use enough to think it was salty. The cook times were perfect, and we all ate several plates (except my 4 year old, who saw the green onions and demanded cereal). This was a pretty dish, and I think it would do nicely for company or a carry-in. Thanks for a yummy new recipe for my "keeper" pile!
Very different and tasty. To cut the salt I substituted light soya for some regular soya. I cut the salt in half but next time will omit all together. Easy to make and it was enjoyed by everyone.