Minute Rice Five Spice Casserole

35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
16 ingredients
4-6 servings
Back around 1950, my grandmother found the recipe off the back of the Minute Rice box. Since then, it has become a family favorite, that we all request at some point in time. It is rather easy, and we usually serve it with cole slaw as the side dish. Plus, it makes wonderful leftovers!

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  • 1 lb ground beef (lean is great, as you don't need to drain it)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (or any oil you like)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons no-salt brand salt
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 dash pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon thyme (ground basil also works)
  • 1/8 teaspoon oregano (ground is best)
  • 1 -2 bay leaf (try to take them out before baking)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) mushroom soup, reduced fat works okay
  • 1 (28 ounce) diced tomatoes (the larger "family size" is good)
  • 1 cup minute rice
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese, reduced fat is good


Serving Size (137.94 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 200.27 Calories from Fat 24.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.77g 17.06%
Saturated Fat 0.39g 7.74%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 877.83mg 146.31%
Total Carbohydrate 38.83g 51.77%
Dietary Fiber 2.45 g 39.19%
Sugars 1.52 g %
Protein 5.94g 47.53%
Vitamin A 3.82IU% Vitamin C 1.69mg%
Calcium 21.34mg% Iron 1.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground beef, medium onion, dash pepper, soup, diced tomatoes