*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Rice Tomato Casserole
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Side Dishes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
      1/2                green pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           raw rice
    2      8 oz. cans    tomato sauce
    1 1/2  cups          boiling water
    1      teaspoon      salt
                         pepper -- freshly ground
      1/3  cup           ripe olives -- chopped
    1 1/2  cups          Cheddar cheese -- grated
 
 Heat the butter in a heavy saucepan, add the onion, garlic, green pepper and rice
and cook, stirring, until lightly browned.
 Reserve one-half cup tomato sauce and add the remainer to the rice mixture.  Add
the boiling water and salt and pepper to
 taste.  Simmer, covered, until the liquid has been absorbed.
 Line a greased one-quart casserole with half the rice, and sprinkle with the
olives and one cup of the cheese.  Top with the
 remaining rice.
 Pour the reserved tomato sauce over the top, sprinkle with the remaining cheese
and bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F.)
 until hot and browned.
 
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