Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

this is a yummy way to serve rice for a special occasion or an everyday meal. i really enjoy this casserole in the fall with baked chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 350.
  2. Saute onion and garlic until tender.
  3. add undrained tomatoes and basil and bring to a boil.
  4. reduce heat and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  5. stir in cooked rice, spinach and half of the swiss cheese, salt and pepper.
  6. grease 2 quart casserole dish and place mixture inches.
  7. bake 35-45 minutes until it is completely heated.
  8. sprinkle remainder of cheese and the sesame seeds on top and serve.
Most Helpful

Lovely, easy, healthy casserole and it makes a pretty, colorful presentaion looking like it took longer to fix - my kind of recipe. Thanks!

Chef RZ Fan January 01, 2008

My b/f's sister served something like this at Easter and I just loved it. Unfortunately this didn't quite live up to my memory, but then I did alter it a bit. It keeps well, improves with sitting and is versatile. So 4 stars. I used fresh tomatoes as I had some that needed to be used and only half the cheese. I also doubled the rice as the mixture as stated didn't fill the casserole dish. That made enough for 9 serves. One night I added a couple of beaten eggs and fried it up. That was really nice. Very rambling review.... I will make again with canned tomatoes - needed more moisture than that just from fresh.

Andrea-Oz April 26, 2006