JAILHOUSE RICE

PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 1 HR | TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MINS | YIELD: 12-14 Servings

This is another easy and filling casserole made with rice, sausage, and ground beef. Looks a bit off, but I promise this tastes super delicious!

INGREDIENTS

1 large onion, finely diced

1 pound lean ground beef

1 pound sausage (for this recipe, I used Hot sausage)

2 c. long-grain white rice

1 tsp garlic powder

2 14.5-ounce cans of chicken broth

1 10.5-ounces can cream of onion soup

1 10.5-ounces can cream of celery soup

2 c. finely diced celery

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

How to make Jailhouse Rice

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees. Using cooking spray, grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and set it aside.

Step 2: To a large skillet, add the ground beef along with the sausage, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook until brown over medium-high heat, breaking the ground beef to pieces as it cooks.

Step 3: Add the onion and celery to the skillet once the meat is about half cooked, and continue to cook until the meat is completely cooked and the vegetables are tender. DO NOT DRAIN.

Step 4: Place the broth and soups in another bowl. Whisk until smooth, then pour this into the skillet. Stir and cook further until the mixture begins to bubble.

Step 5: Add the rice and gently stir. Now, pour the mixture into the baking dish. Tightly cover with aluminium foil and place the baking dish in the preheated oven. Bake the rice for about an hour. Let the mixture cook for additional 20 minutes if it begins to cool before baking.

Step 6: When done, allow the casserole to rest for at least 15 minutes before removing the foil. Then, using a fork, fluff the rice and serve. Enjoy!

NOTES:

For this recipe, use uncooked rice.

For the condensed soup, use it straight from the can.

Tightly cover the dish with foil to make sure the moisture stays inside, cooking the rice through.