Taco Sour Cream Rice Bake

            

The base of this casserole is rice, but it’s rice that has been mixed with sour cream and cottage cheese so that it’s creamy, flavorful, and anything but dry.

Ground beef is simmered in tomato sauce and taco seasoning before being poured over the rice, and that gets topped with some cheddar cheese before the whole thing heads into the oven to get nice and bubbly.

Sour Cream Taco Rice Bake

30 minutes to prepare serves 6

INGREDIENTS

3 cups cooked rice
1 lb lean ground beef
1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a large skillet, season the ground beef with taco seasoning and brown until cooked through. Add tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, stir together rice, cottage cheese, and sour cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper and spread mixture in bottom of prepared baking dish.
Top with meat sauce and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Bake until cheese has melted and sauce is bubbly, 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

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