This is one of my favorite recipes! My mom made it all the time when I was younger and it's still one of my favorites.Sausage Rice Casserole
1/2 c. dry rice
1 envelope Lipton Noodle Soup
2 1/2 c. water
1 lb. sausage
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1-2 c. grated cheese OR sliced almonds
Combine rice, noodle soup, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile, brown sausage in a skillet. Once cooked through, add chopped veggies and cook until tender.
Add soup mixture (and about 1/2 c. water, if needed.)
Transfer mixture into a greased 1 qt. casserole dish (I used my 8x8" baking dish.) Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
Top with cheese or nuts and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
I can see why my mom made this casserole so much. IT'S DELICIOUS! Enjoy!