Cheesy Ground Beef And Rice Casserole

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This quick and easy dinner idea rice casserole with ground beef and melted cheese is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. This is a great casserole recipe to add in any veggies you’d like, but the vegetables that are recommended are broccoli, peas, corn or even some green beans. The casserole recipe calls for cream of mushroom soup, but you'll want to read through the recipe suggestion on how to make a soup recipe yourself. You can do either for this easy casserole recipe; it's up to you which you prefer. If you’d like to use the soup recipe or a semi-homemade version, you can check all three versions on the site. Another suggestion is to try the mushroom gravy by Pacific foods if you can find it, and if you can’t find it and still want a more natural sauce recipe, you can try the cream mixture from the Green Bean Casserole recipe on the site. For this easy casserole recipe, you'll need cream of mushroom soup, long grain white rice, water, carrots, ground beef, cheddar or Colby jack cheese, mushroom gravy, and milk. For the full step by step recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Oh Sweet Basil site.

This easy casserole can be made using a soup recipe that you can make on your own. For this soup recipe idea, you'll need some butter, flour for thickening, milk or cream and some seasoning to taste. If you are making a soup recipe from scratch with mushrooms, just add those in too. Start by whisking the melted butter and the onion or the mushrooms with the flour in a hot pot until it starts to clump up. Then, add the liquid and whisk, while boiling the mixture until thickened. Add in your seasonings, and you’ve got a condensed soup food idea. This casserole recipe does not need to be covered with aluminum foil to bake. You might be tempted to cover the casserole recipe as you see that rice start to cook, but it’s fine the way it is, and leaving the top uncovered will add a nice crispness as it adds additional flavor and texture. You can tent with some aluminum foil if you can’t resist. If you find that the rice in the casserole recipe doesn't cook all the way through, it is mostly likely to do with using the wrong rice, or your oven didn’t hold a constant temperature There’s plenty of moisture and time in the casserole recipe so there’s no reason this casserole recipe shouldn't bake perfectly. As for the rice to use in this casserole recipe, you want to use long grain white rice as it works the best in casserole recipe as it doesn’t become sticky or mushy when it is baked. You cannot use quick rice in a casserole recipe unless you adjust the liquid according to the package directions and cook the carrots completely before you mix it all together.

Cooking the rice in the casserole recipe is a nice way to save on kitchen clean up. And if you are worried about the rice not cooking all the way through, remember that carefully portioned water isn't the only liquid that can cook the rice. This is because rice can cook in a variety of liquids to include broths, sauces, and casserole bases, and you don't need to place the rice in its own special pot.

You will find this casserole recipe on the Oh Sweet Basil site. On the site, you will find casserole recipes, main dish food ideas, side dish recipes, dessert recipes and so much more. **

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