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Zesty Spanish Rice Casserole
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Zesty Spanish Rice Casserole

A meatless casserole with all the flavors of Spanish rice.

Prep Time (min): 35
Total Time (min): 55
Servings 8


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 chopped onions
  • 4 stalks chopped celery
  • 3 chopped red or green peppers
  • 1 bag Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™
  • 1 (28 oz.) can seasoned, diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano pecorino cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded provolone cheese


1. In a large saucepan, heat rice in oil until slightly brown. Add onions,

celery and peppers. Cook until vegetables are soft. Add 1 cup of water to pan, cover and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed the water. Add MorningStar Farms® Meal Starters Grillers® Recipe Crumbles, tomatoes, chilies and Romano pecorino cheese. Mix well.

2. Transfer to a 9 x 13 glass baking dish, or a 3-quart casserole, coated with cooking spray and top with shredded provolone cheese.

3. Bake at 375° F for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.