Sour Cream Rice Bake

I have this deep and unyielding love for comfort food. I’m sure most of you feel the same way.

To me, comfort food is creamy and soft, flavorful, but not spicy or overpowering. It’s generally simple to make and it always, always makes me smile. Oh, and did I mention that it should be full of calories?

This Sour Cream Rice Bake is pure comfort food. It’s ridiculously easy to make, with just six ingredients. It takes about 40 minutes from start to finish. The flavor is somewhat mellow and the rice is super creamy.

What I’m saying is, this dish is almost as good as laying on the couch in your comfy pants (or no pants, if you want), wrapped in a big, warm blanket, with Bravo or Lifetime on the television for 8 hours straight.

I love this stuff.

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Sour Cream Rice Bake

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 10 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 315 kcal

To me, comfort food is creamy and soft, flavorful, but not spicy or overpowering. It's generally simple to make and it always, always makes me smile. Oh, and did I mention that it should be full of calories?

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 15 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups water or beef broth
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the rice and water to a medium sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover the pan. Cook for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the water is absorbed. Allow to sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
  2. While the rice is cooking, brown the ground beef in a skillet until cooked through. Remove from the heat, drain the grease, and add the tomato sauce to the pan.
  3. Add the rice to a large mixing bowl and dump in the sour cream and cottage cheese. Stir to combine. Salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. In a 2 quart baking dish place half of the rice on the bottom of the dish. Top with half of the meat and tomato sauce mixture. Sprinkle on half of the cheese. Repeat the layers.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream Rice Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 414mg 17%
Potassium 344mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 13.5%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

adapted from The Pioneer Woman (her version uses egg noodles and it’s fabulous that way, too)