Monday, November 3, 2008

Rice Casserole

This is a recipe I have from my mom and it is one that must be tried to know how good it is! (Pictures don’t do it justice.) It’s a great side dish for BBQ’s, goes well with fish or chicken. It’s also one I’ve often made for family gatherings. I have not tried it with brown rice, but I think as long as you use the right amount of water, it should be okay. I have had the best results with Uncle Ben's converted rice or Safeway brand barboiled rice. I used basmati rice last time and really liked the flavor of that too. Leftovers are good too, I just re-heat in a pot with a bit of water. Leftover rice can also be added to vegetable or tomato soup, cabbage rolls, filled peppers, etc.

2 cups rice
4 cups water
1 red pepper, chopped
1 pkg. onion soup mix
1 can mushrooms with water
3 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 Tbsp oil

Mix all ingredients (except water) in a 9X13 Pyrex pan or large (3 quart) casserole dish. Stir in the water. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Sometimes I cover it and sometimes I don’t. If the dish has a lid I put it on and uncover once it’s cooking. If it doesn’t, I cover it with aluminum foil once it looks like it might dry out.
To make this recipe smaller, divide in half and omit the can of mushrooms. (Use a glass baking dish that would hold at least 6 cups of water.)


  1. Yum....this sounds like a welcome side dish with all the right ingredients to provide scrumptious flavour! To top it is an easy one dish recipe! Perfect Anneliese

  2. YUM!!

    I have the most trouble thinking of side dishes!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Mmmmmm.. looks good enough for company ! I'll add this one to my list!

  4. Rice is such a great side dish. I'm with Trish..I like easy one dish recipes!

  5. Anneliese I have made rice very similar to this. . and I agree it does go with so many great meats. .
    The picture is great, could you please pass the salmon?

  6. i think julene made this for a family gathering once and it was really tasty :)

  7. My Mom made a rice dish similar for our family often and it was a favorite. Thanks for the recipe I will have to make this one soon. Kathy

  8. And you had to picture it with salmon ... my favourite! Miss you ...

  9. I made this for dinner this week. I found out that if you use brown basmati rice, it needs to cook for 1 1/2 hours. that's 90 minutes folks. so readers, take note! i did not plan on it taking until the end of dinner to finish cooking! it was very tasty though :)