Rice and Vegetable Casserole

Makes 6 servings. Prep time: 1 hour (It?s really easy to make — it just takes some time to cook.)

You can pretty much put any vegetables and cheese you?ve got into this recipe — no need for an extra shopping trip.

  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 3 cups chopped vegetables (Use any kind — fresh or frozen. It?s good to include some onions.)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • basil, oregano, pepper or whatever herbs or spices go with your vegetables
  • 1 small can condensed cream soup (cream of mushroom, broccoli or whatever)

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add rice. Cover and simmer until rice is cooked (about 30 minutes). If you want, you can use some extra water and add dried lentils (maybe 1 cup more water and 1/2 cup lentils).

Chop up the vegetables and steam them.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour into a casserole dish. Put a little shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until warmed through.