Spanish Rice Dinner Casserole

I love simple dinner recipes that are quick to fix and family friendly. This Spanish rice casserole with bell peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, ground beef and of course rice has been a big hit around here.

I serve this with a side salad, some cut up garden tomatoes and cucumbers when they are in season or any type of steamed veggies. In a pinch, just the casserole will do for a quick weekday meal without any sides.

Leftovers make for a great burrito filling the next day for lunch.

This also makes a great “make and take” style meal. For more check out the Make And Take Meals Kindle Cookbook, available on Amazon.


Spanish Rice Casserole
Serves: 6
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, cleaned and diced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, cleaned and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced small
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14 oz size) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz size) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or butter a casserole dish.
  2. Put the ground beef and oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook until beef is just brown, no pink left.
  3. Add the green pepper, yellow pepper, onion, and celery and continue cooking until the vegetables start to soften.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring to combine, then turn into the casserole dish.
  5. Cover, and bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is totally cooked.


A quick and easy spanish rice casserole dish with hamburger


Make And Take Meals – Bless A Loved One With A Homecooked Dish 

There’s nothing more thoughtful than blessing someone with a home cooked meal – an elderly neighbor, your friend who just had her first child, your coworker who is recovering from surgery. There are so many reasons to bring someone a nice meal to take the burden off of them or for no reason at all. Just to show your appreciation for that person.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite make and take meals so you can brighten up a loved one’s day. But first we’ll take a closer look at why sharing kindness with food is more important now than ever, who may appreciate a home-cooked meal in your own community and circle of influence and what the etiquette is when it comes to taking a meal to someone. I also share my best practical tips and tricks to make this a snap and to make sure you are always prepared to make and take a meal.

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