Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

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 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons oil

  1. Mix all ingredients (except water) in a 9x13 Pyrex pan or large (3 quart) casserole dish. Stir in the water. 
  2. Bake at 350 F 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 get too dark or dry out.
  3. 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 :)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.