Spanish Rice Bake

Recipe by DrGaellon

Adapted from Melodie at You can substitue real Cheddar for the low-fat, if you are not calorie conscious. You can also garnish with chopped cilantro and sour cream (full- or non-fat), if you like. It's even better the next day (so I'm tagging it OAMC/Make-ahead).

Top Review by brevinwestport

i thought it was good,it could use a little more zip though.maybe some green chiles

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Brown the ground beef in a 2 qt oven- and range-safe Dutch oven, over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat.
  3. Stir in the onion, green bell pepper, tomatoes, water, rice, salsa, salt, brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and ground black pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Do not lift the lid for at least the first 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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