12 Rice Casserole Recipes

broccoli cheese rice casserole

Turn rice into a filling and delicious meal with these rice casserole recipes. These casseroles combine rice with vegetables and protein to create a well-rounded dinner. Feel free to use the vegetables you have on hand, as any combination will be tasty. Recipes like Broccoli, Cheese & Rice Casserole and Creamy Turkey and Rice Bake are hearty, healthy and the perfect, simple dish to pop in the oven.

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Broccoli, Cheese & Rice Casserole

broccoli cheese rice casserole

Ditch the baking dish and make this easy skillet broccoli, cheese and rice casserole. Cooking the casserole in a skillet keeps the flavors and textures fresh--no mushy, sad broccoli! Serve this easy side with baked chicken for a family-pleasing healthy dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes. It would also be a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread or a party buffet. Source: Eatingwell.com, September 2019

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Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

garlic cashew chicken casserole

Combine brown rice, cashews, chow-mein noodles and vegetables galore with chicken in this delicious casserole. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Smoked Turkey, Kale & Rice Bake


This hearty one-skillet dinner is loaded with celery, kale, tomatoes and quick-cooking brown rice. It's easy to make the recipe vegetarian by substituting smoked tofu for the turkey. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

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Basmati Rice & Curry Casserole (Chana aur Sarson ka Saag Biryani)


Biryanis are rice-based casseroles that combine a saucy meat, vegetable or legume curry with basmati rice, whole spices, nuts and raisins. This particular dish is a nutritional powerhouse, thanks to the mustard greens and chickpeas. Look for the specialty spices--cardamom pods, saffron and garam masala--in the spice section of well-stocked supermarkets or online at penzeys.com. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008

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Creamy Mushroom, Chicken & Asparagus Bake


This comforting weeknight casserole recipe features plenty of mushrooms and asparagus combined with chicken and brown rice and a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce. Whip this up anytime you have leftover chicken or cooked brown rice to spare. Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020

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Baked Rice with Roasted Corn, Peppers & Onions

a close up shot of rice on a white plate

This filling rice casserole, loosely based on paella, features seared corn, roasted peppers, garlic and red onions. If you like, include diced zucchini or chopped green beans as well. A flavorful roasted garlic mayonnaise makes a luxurious topping. Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2005

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Creamy Turkey and Rice Bake


This family-pleasing casserole features lean turkey tenderloin pieces, brown rice, zucchini, and mushrooms, all baked in a creamy sauce and topped with crunchy crumbs and cheese. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole


This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

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Turkey-Vegetable Bake


Need to use up leftover turkey from the holidays? Make this low fat casserole. It's made with brown rice and lots of vegetables. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

chicken and wild rice casserole

Reduced-fat soup, semi-soft cheese and fat-free milk make this classic casserole recipe low in fat and calories. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Zucchini Rice Casserole


We pack extra vegetables into this cheesy baked rice casserole. Plus we substitute brown rice for white, reduce the cheese by half and swap turkey sausage for pork sausage. If you're bringing it to a potluck, plan to reheat it before serving. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

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