Food Ideas Grains and Rice

“Creole Backed Cheese Rice”


3 cups cooked rice
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped green onion
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/4 cups milk or half & half cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon melted butter
Tabasco pepper sauce to taste

Arrange alternate layers of rice, cheese, peppers, and onion in buttered baking dish. Mix eggs, milk, salt, and pepper (and pepper sauce) and pour over rice and cheese. Top with breadcrumbs and butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until set.

Serves: 4 to 6.

“Old Settlers Beans”

This is a sweet baked bean that is great as a main course or with a ham or barbecued ribs. It’s a big hit at outdoor cookouts, potlucks, and on camping trips.


1/2 pound hamburger
1/2 pound chopped bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
One 16-ounce can pork & beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can butter beans
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard

Brown hamburger, bacon, and onion. Drain. Drain the liquid from the butter and the kidney beans, add to meat mixture along with the pork and beans. Mix sugars, BBQ sauce, ketchup, chili powder, mustard, and small amount of ground pepper. Add to meat and bean mixture. Mix well and pour into sprayed 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Serves: 8

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