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A cheesy rice bake in a clear glass pan

Sour Cream Rice Bake

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?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 315kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 344mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1.6mg