Spanish Rice Dinner Casserole

Spanish Rice Dinner Casserole

I love simple dinner recipes that are quick to fix and family friendly. This Spanish rice casserole with bell peppers, onions, celery, tomatoes, ground beef and of course rice has been a big hit around here.

I serve this with a side salad, some cut up garden tomatoes and cucumbers when they are in season or any type of steamed veggies. In a pinch, just the casserole will do for a quick weekday meal without any sides.

Leftovers make for a great burrito filling the next day for lunch.

From The Casseroles Made Simple cookbook


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, cleaned and diced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, cleaned and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced small
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14 oz size) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz size) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Read the whole recipe on Hillbilly Housewife