Sour Cream Hamburger Rice Bake

1 12 cups white rice (You can use brown rice, or a mixture, it will just require a longer cooking time or more liquid.)
3 cups water or beef broth
1 pound ground beef
15 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
12 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper

1. Bring rice and water or beef broth to boil in medium saucepan over high heat.  Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until done, about 15 to 20 minutes.  (You could also do this in your rice cooker.) 

2. Heat oven to 350*F. 

3. While rice is cooking, cook ground beef in large skillet over medium heat until cooked through.  Remove from skillet and drain if necessary.  Return to skillet and add tomato sauce. 

4. Stir sour cream and cottage cheese into rice and stir to combine.  Pour rice mixture into baking dish and top with meat mixture.  Top with cheese. 

5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. 


This recipe is from Buns In My Oven and is pretty much identical to a previous recipe I posted just with rice instead of pasta.  Sadly that other recipe also had a lot more flavor and texture elements than this did and this one was, on the whole, bland and lacking.