Spicy Rice Casserole

This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin C, which keeps gums 
and blood vessels healthy.
Spicy Rice CasseroleIngredients:

1 pound lean (15% or less) ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 small bell or jalapeño pepper, chopped

1 cup rice, uncooked

2 cups chopped tomato, fresh or canned, with juice

2 cups water

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese


1. Brown meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat.

2. Add onion and peppers and cook, stirring, 8-10 minutes until vegetables are soft.

3. Add rice, tomato, 2 cups water, and spices. Mix well and bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.

7. Makes 9 servings, 1 cup each.


  • If using minute rice, reduce water to 1 cup.
  • Try ground turkey breast in place of beef.
  • Make it vegetarian. Leave out the ground beef or ground turkey.