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Mr. John's Rice Dressing

  • Yield: 6


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion tops
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked long or medium-grain white rice
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for sprinkling and garnishing


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large saute pan or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and pork, and cook until browned, stirring with a heavy wooden spoon to break up lumps, about 6 minutes. Add onions and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, green onion, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Add rice and 1/4 cup chicken stock, Worcestershire, and Parmigiano, and stir well. Remove from heat and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish and sprinkle Parmigiano over the top. Place in oven and bake until top is golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Garnish with additional Parmigiano and serve.