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Classic Medwest Beef and Rice Hot Dish

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 c. rice
  • 5 c. boiling water
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 strips bacon, fried crisp
  • 1 c. diced celery
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (reduced-sodium)
  • 4 Tbsp. soy sauce (light)
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar


Fry bacon until crisp; drain thoroughly. Brown ground beef with onions and celery; drain fat. Spray large casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray. Measure rice into pan and pour boiling water over rice. Stir in soup, soy sauce and brown sugar. Add crisp bacon and cooked meat mixture. Stir well. In a 350-degree oven, bake one hour covered and 20 to 30 minutes uncovered.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: about 200 calories, 5 grams (g) of fat, and 25 g carbohydrate

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