Sour Cream Beef and Rice Casserole – Ready in under 30 minutes!! Rice, sour cream, cottage cheese topped with a quick homemade meat sauce and cheddar cheese. Super quick weeknight meal! Serve with some green beans and crusty bread.
I adapted this recipe from one of our old favorites – Sour Cream Noodle Bake. The original recipe uses noodles. I’ve been on a rice casserole kick lately, so I decided to swap out the noodles for rice. The result was a fantastic quick weeknight meal!
This Sour Cream Beef and Rice Casserole has quickly become one of our favorites. I love all the flavors in this dish! I also love how easy it is to make. I usually have browned hamburger meat in my freezer, so this literally takes about 5 minutes to throw together. We serve this with some green beans and a crusty roll for a delicious weeknight meal!
Yield: serves 4
Sour Cream Beef and Rice Casserole
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins
1-1/2 cups instant white rice
1-1/2 cups water
1 pound lean ground beef
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Stir in instant white rice, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
Brown meat; drain off fat and return to skillet. Add pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce and Worcestershire. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
Mix together cottage cheese, sour cream and rice.
Lightly spray a 9×9 casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread rice mixture in bottom of pan. Top with meat sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top of casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes.