I found this recipe on the box of instant rice. I have made this several times and my husband loves it. This is a fairly quick dish to put together and tastes great! We prefer to make this with venison instead of ground beef but both are good!
Brown beef; drain. Add tomato sauce, 1 tsp. salt, garlic, onion, and green pepper. Simmer 1-2 minutes. Bring water to a boil, and add rice and remaining salt. Cover let stand for 5 minutes. Blend cottage cheese and softened cream cheese well, add parsley. In a five-quart casserole layer rice, cheese mixture, and meat sauce. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.