RICE PIE

Lora DiGs

By
@ansky714

THIS IS MADE BY MY CUZ FOR EVERY HUGE FAMILY GATHERING...MINE IS MADE WITH A FEW TWEAKS HERE N THERE...FILLING, TASTY N EASY TO PREPARE :)


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Serves:

ALOT

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8 c
rice, cooked
1 1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1 large
egg
1 c
ricotta cheese
1 lb
chpd. meat
1/2 can(s)
tomato puree (29 oz can use half)
1 medium
onion, chopd
a few basil leaves, rippd into sml pieces or 1/4 tsp dry
1/2 c
frozen peas

TOPPING

1 1/2 c
breadcrumbs (i use flavored)
1/4 c
olive oil
1 large
clove of garlic, grated (we love garlic so i use 2)
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
IN A LARGE BOWL ADD AN EGG, PARMESAN CHEESE, RICOTTA CHEESE AND 1/4 TSP OF SALT N 1/4 TSP BLACK PEPPER TO RICE. MIX UNTIL WELL COMBINED N SET ASIDE.
2
IN A LARGE PAN BROWN CHOPPD MEAT ALONG WITH CHPD ONION JUST UNTIL MEAT IS NO LONGER PINK. DRAIN OFF GREASE N ADD 1/2 CAN OF TOMATO PUREE, BASIL N SEASON WITH 1/2 TSP SALT N 1/4 TSP BLK PEPPER...STIR N LET SIMMER FOR 30 MINUTES THEN STIR IN FROZEN PEAS. (OR U CAN USE ANY MEAT SAUCE U PREFER...JUST HEAT UP N ADD FROZEN PEAS)
3
I USED AN 11X7 GLASS BAKN DISH. PUT 1/2 OF RICE MIXTURE INTO BAKN DISH N PRESS DOWN TO COMPACT N SMOOTH OUT.
4
NEXT SPOON IN MEAT SAUCE OVER BOTTOM LAYER OF RICE TOP THE MEAT SAUCE WITH THE RICE MIXTURE THAT IS LEFT ...N SET ASIDE. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
5
IN A MEDIUM SIZED BOWL MIX TOGETHER BREADCRUMBS, OLIVE OIL (U MITE NEED MORE...MIXTURE SHOULD STAY TOGETHER WEN SQUEEZD) GRATED GARLIC AND PARMESAN CHEESE. NOW PRESS THIS MIXTURE ONTOP OF RICE PIE.
6
BAKE UNCOVERD FOR 45 MINUTES OR UNTIL BREADCRUMBS START TO LOOK TOASTY. LET PIE SIT FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES B4 CUTTING...ENJOY :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy