green pepper, chopped
mozzarella cheese, shredded
parmesan cheese, grated
Cook rice following package directions, salt optional, and reserve.
Coat 13x9x2" baking dish with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray.
Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up clumps.
Carefully pour off excess fat.
Add onion and green pepper; cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
Beat egg slightly in medium-size bowl.
Stir in cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.
Spread half the meat sauce over bottom of prepared baking dish.
Spoon half the rice evenly over sauce; top with half the cheese mixture.
Repeat layers and sprinkle top with parmesan cheese.
Bake in preheated 350 for 50 minutes.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.