This casserole can do double time as an entrée, and you can double the ingredients for a party dish.
This casserole made with savory Spanish Rice can do double-time as an entrée, and you can double the ingredients for a party dish.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook, stirring until they start to soften (about 3 minutes).
Add the beef, oregano and salt and cook, breaking up the meat up into small pieces as it browns. Cook for 5 minutes or until meat is cooked through.
Meanwhile, heat the rice according to package instructions.
Press the rice into the bottom of a baking dish to form the crust.
Spread the cooked hamburger meat on top of the rice.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and place under the broiler to melt the cheese.
Serve with tortilla chips and Pico de Gallo.
If it’s cooked in the oven and it’s a one-pan dish, that sounds like it’s a casserole! Casseroles are delicious because when their mixture of ingredients cook, they meld and melt together to become one big tasty family of flavor!
There’s room to be flexible here, but normally a casserole consists of three main components:
Protein: Most casseroles will include some meat or fish as a core ingredient, but if you’re looking for a vegetable-based version then your favorite beans are also a good source. Just try this Cheesy Seven Seas Casserole and see!
Vegetables: What gives most casseroles their unique, wholesome flavor is a diverse blend of finely chopped vegetables. You’ll love how onions and red and green peppers combine in this flavorful and easy to make Creamy Cornucopia Casserole dish!
Binding Agent: Finally, to give your casserole its signature thick and creamy texture you need to add a binding agent. Luckily, you’re not short of options; with rice, potatoes, beans, pasta and flour all fit for purpose!
Now that you’ve been briefed on all things casserole, take a look at these Easy Holiday Casseroles and Oven-Baked Ideas! There you’ll find plenty of hearty dishes that you can put in the oven, then sit back and wait without having to do any more work.
If you can’t get enough of hot melted cheese on your casseroles, there are plenty more in store for you to try. With this Country Breakfast Casserole, you can indulge in the flavors of shredded pizza cheese blended with rice and eggs.
Or how about this Chicken and Manchego Cheese and Rice Bowl? With yellow rice and a blend of Spanish flavors with a final touch of cheese, this dish is a real crowd-pleaser that you can make in a matter of minutes.