This is an especially easy-to-prepare version of ground beef and rice casserole. Almonds, chow mein noodles, and celery add crunch.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 5 ounces chow mein noodles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add the onion and celery and saute for 5 more minutes.
In a separate medium bowl, combine the almonds, rice, soup, water and soy sauce. Mix together well and add to the beef mixture. Place this into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with chow mein noodles.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes.