Share a Pork and Brown Rice Casserole
 
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This delicious Pork and Brown Rice Casserole is perfect for family gatherings as a quick and easy meal.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6-8 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups cooked brown rice
  • ¼ Cup minced onions
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ Tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ Tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 Cup minced bell pepper
  • 1½ Teaspoon fresh ground kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Cups cooked ground pork
  • 1¾ Cup Shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 14 Slices deli-style ham
  • ¾ Cup Crushed and buttered croutons
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare 1½ cups brown rice as directed on the package. Set aside.
  3. With a skillet on medium heat, add ¼ cup chopped onions, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, ½ tablespoon dried oregano, ½ tablespoon dried basil, 1 cup minced bell pepper, 1½ teaspoon fresh ground kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, and 2 cups cooked ground pork. Let it cook for about 5 minutes and then add the 1½ cups of brown rice. Stirring well, let this simmer while you prepare the casserole dish.
  4. Generously butter a 2 quart casserole dish. Next layer the bottom and sides with deli-style ham (using approximately 14 slices, varying on size of ham slice). Over that sprinkled ¾ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese making sure the bottom is completely covered.
  5. Poured the pork and rice mixture over the cheese and ham. top off the casserole with 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese and ¾ cup crushed and buttered croutons. Place the dish in a preheated 350 degree oven on the middle rack and baked for approximately 25 minutes.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at http://thesurprisedgourmet.com/2015/09/21/share-a-pork-and-brown-rice-casserole/