1Bring a 2 quart saucepan of water to a boil, and then add the pepper strips to the boiling water. Allow to boil for 3 minutes, and then drain. This keeps the peppers from tasting bitter when cooked.
2Put drained pepper strips into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, or a small roaster or 2 quart casserole dish; whatever you have on hand. I used a small roaster pan because that was the only thing I had available with a cover.
3Once this is done, brown your meat in the same pan you boiled the peppers in, and drain the fat out.
4Return to the pan and add 1 package dry onion soup mix and your raw rice. Mix together and pour into your baking dish on top of the pepper strips.
5Add 1 can of tomato soup and spread to cover meat and peppers. Add one soup can of water on top of everything and put a cover or foil on top.
6Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 ½ hours or until rice is tender. Serves 4-6.