I love making a variety of casserole dinners for my family and I love making them to give as get well gifts when friends or family are ill. In my opinion, casseroles are always appreciated when someone is not feeling well & it saves them from cooking.
This hamburger and rice casserole is one that I make often for my own family and one that I like to make & give to others. It's really easy to prepare and tastes delicious. If you are pressed for time and want to reduce the cooking time...use cooked rice and bake the casserole for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
Hamburger & Rice Casserole Recipe
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 large carrots, finely diced
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 cups hot water
2 beef bouillon cubes
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Fry up the lean ground beef until it's done, drain away grease. Stir in the onions, carrots and minced garlic, simmer for an additional 3 minutes. In a small bowl, dissolve the beef bouillon cubes in hot water. In a casserole dish, combine together the ground beef mixture, bouillon mixture, salt, ground black pepper and the rice. Cover baking dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place casserole dish into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove and serve immediately.