Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Beefy Cheesy Rice





My Rice-A-Roni box is Red
The weather outside is making me blue
Cheese on top of my dish is sweet
And so are you


No applause please, it would embarrass me….OK maybe a few…







A few days ago I spotted a lone Rice-A-Roni Box in my pantry….how did it get there I pondered? Was this Lil guy scoping me out every time I opened the doors? Was it wondering when it was going to fulfill its little Roni life?


I gently grabbed the box and let my Roni know its time had come! Welcome to my party Roni -

Queue the techno...delightfully borrowed from the internet






INGREDIENT LIST FOR SPICING THE RONI UP

1 box of Rice A Roni, prepared
1 lb of ground beef
2 celery stalk, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
Cheddar Cheese, enough to fully exploit your calories for the day
Salt & Pepper, if you please.







DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat your oven to 350 and prepare the Roni as directed. In a large skillet pan fry the meat & veggies until fully cooked and veggies are a *wee* bit tender. Next add in the Roni.

Put it in a dish, like so…I provide pictures you know.

I also rhyme all the time







Next comes the cheese, if you please…







Now in the oven it goes and when it comes out nobody knows…except me and that would be about 15 minutes.







It’s quick
It’s cheap
It’s so nice I did leaps
I served it up good
I served it up nice
A cheesy little bowl of that Rice-A-Roni Rice





Dont laugh, I'll cry.

30 comments:

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wow the San Francisco treat! I make this too for a quick fix. Tastes better with your added ingredients, I have to say! Love your food and wonderful vignettes! Always makes me smile! Happy holidays to you and family!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Indeed! That dish looks scrummy and comforting. Rice casseroles are very practical and delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Lori said...

I would never laugh. You entertained me. I havent had rice a roni in so long. Do you remember when there was going to be a shortage on rice a few years ago? Well I bought two, yes two, 25 pound bags of rice before they hiked the price.We eat a lot of rice.

Monet said...

While it may not be the most sophisticated purchase that you can make at the grocery store...it certainly is delicious! My mom made a similar dish for us growing up, and it is still one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday afternoon!

LimeCake said...

That looks superb! Food doesn't have to be fancy for it to be delicious. Happy holidays!

Julie said...

Beefy and cheesy are two of my favorite things! I'm sure we'd lick that bowl clean!

New York City Girl Expat Abroad said...

hehe OKay.. well, you might raise an eyebrow at me.. but I never had Ronie Rice before = ) I love deep dish meals...

It's rainy here too...

teresa said...

i actually love turning a boxed something into a delicious dish. this looks awesome, and so cheesy and flavorful. your rhyming is adorable!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Awesome! Looks hearty and delish! And easy! XX!

Jay said...

really delicious...great post..
Tasty appetite

Raina said...

I like your rhymes they made me smile, and I like your recipe especially because it looks yummy and it only took a short while..lol

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Kay Heritage said...

Love the simplicity. Not laughing, just glad you found something so simple and yummy!

Jenn said...

I would never laugh at you..unless you wanted me too that is :) I love the rhymes, I love the dish!

Evan B said...

Loving your rhymes.. it totally makes the dish all the more better :) I love quick and easy meals that can be whipped up after a long day at work. I hope you have a lovely holiday!!

Val said...

You are my kind of woman!! This looks insanely good.

Diana's Cocina said...

Bahahahahaha ~ Girl, you crack me up! I love the simplicity of your beefy cheesy rice...Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

HollyL said...

This looks awesome! I think my kids would eat this up!

Foodiva said...

There's no rhyme or reason NOT to like this dish! ;-) I've never actually eaten Rice-a-Roni in my life, but by God, these photos makes it look darn delicious!

Anna said...

Do you have any suggestions for the lone box of hamburger helper I found in my pantry recently? I swear, Kraft has gremlins that sneak packaged food products into the homes of foodies when we're not looking. Remember the Keebler elf commercial when one of them sneaks an extra cookie into the box for the girl that gave her sister the last one? Just like that but with a much more vicious intent. Beware.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Love it! Perfect meal for this time of year...cheap and comforting! Thanks for making Rice a Roni - - - OK!!!!!!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Great easy meal
In not much time,
Love the post you wrote,
With a cute little rhyme!

Moogie said...

Super.... super recipe.

Sue said...

Anything with cheese melted all over the top is okay by me! :)

Sara Louise said...

That looks damn good! And I have a fondness for mixing ground beef, rice, and cheese together. My French husband doesn't get it, but I do. And it's delicious!

Fashion Meets Food said...

This is such a wonderful idea and looks pretty quick and simple... my kind of meal when I am working late.... and the boy wont be bothered with cooking. Definitely saving this one.

xo

Mary said...

I love to read the early works of future poet laureates :-). The casserole actually looks quite nice. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Maris said...

Great way to turn a boring boxed side dish into a delicious meal!

Ingrid said...

OOOOOooo, a perfect meal for a busy weeknight! Guaranteed to be gobbled up by my crew of three!
~ingrid