Pantry staples and frozen veggies combine to make a hearty, home-made main dish for dinner.
- 1 1/2 cups rice
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1 onion (medium, chopped)
- 1 can cream of mushroom, or chicken, or celery or cheese soup (10.75 ounce, condensed, reduced sodium)
- 1 1/2 cups milk (1%)
- 7 1/2 cups broccoli or cauliflower or mixed vegetables (frozen, chopped)
- 1/2 pound cheese (grated or sliced)
- 3 tablespoons margarine (or butter)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease on 12x9x2 inch baking pan.
2. In a saucepan mix rice, salt, and 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
3. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and set aside for additional 15 minutes.
4. Saute onions in margarine (or butter) until tender.
5. Mix soup, milk, 1/2 cup of water, onions, and rice. Spoon mixture into baking pan.
6. Thaw and drain the vegetables and then spread over the rice mixture.
7. Spread the cheese evenly over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until cheese is melted and rice is bubbly.
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