Sausage Rice Casserole Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rice
  • 1 package (1/2 lb) brown-and-serve pork sausage (links or patties)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 green pepper, cut into half-inch pieces
  • 1/4 stick (2 tbs) butter or margarine
  • 2 cans (10 1/2 ozs each) tomato soup
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup sliced, pitted ripe olives
  • 1 cup croutons (toasted half-inch bread cubes)

Cook rice according to directions on package. Place in a shallow 2-quart casserole.

Cut sausage into half-inch pieces. Brown with mushrooms and pepper in butter in a skillet, about 2 minutes. Add soup, cheese, oregano, and olives. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Pour over rice in casserole. Top with croutons. Bake in a moderate oven (350F) 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Yield: 8 servings.