Prep time 30 min.
Cook time 30 min.
This easy casserole is hearty and the perfect comfort food on a cold winter evening! It also makes great leftovers.
⦁ 2 tablespoons olive oil
⦁ 1 cup rice
⦁ 1 pound ground beef
⦁ 2 garlic cloves minced
⦁ 1/2 onion chopped
⦁ 1 large potato chopped *(see note.)
⦁ 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
⦁ 3/4 teaspoon salt
⦁ 1 teaspoon garlic salt
⦁ 1/2 teaspoon season all
⦁ 1 10.5 ounce can of cream of chicken
⦁ 1 cup plain yogurt
⦁ 1 cup chicken broth
⦁ Shredded taco style or cheddar cheese
⦁ 2 tablespoons butter melted
⦁ 3/4 package Townhouse crackers crushed
1 Preheat oven to 350
2 Cook rice in three cups of water.
3 In a separate pan cook beef, garlic, onion and potatoes in olive oil over medium heat until beef is browned and potatoes are starting to brown and are soft. Stir in seasonings and remove from heat.
4 In a medium sized bowl, mix together cream of chicken, plain yogurt and chicken broth then add cooked rice and the beef mixture. Pour all into a 9 by 13 inch pan.
5 Melt butter and mix in crushed crackers. Top casserole with shredded cheese and then cracker mixture.
6 Bake for 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly then turn broiler to 400 and broil for around 2 minutes until cracker topping is nicely browned. *see note.
Optional sides: corn and applesauce go great with this!
Some broilers are hotter than others and I also kept the baking dish in the center rack of my oven. I highly recommend checking your casserole frequently during broiling process.