Recipe may contain gluten, milk, egg, wheat and lactose.
This easy cheesy baked rice dish utilises a number of cheats – canned salmon, frozen veg, jarred sauce – to get a nutritious, filling dinner on the table tout suite!
490g jar pasta bake three-cheese sauce
415g can red salmon, drained, flaked, large bones discarded
250g (11 ⁄2 cups) frozen peas, corn & capsicum
60ml (1 ⁄4 cup) thickened cream
1 green shallot, thinly sliced
450g packet microwave long grain white rice
120g (11/2 cups) coarsely grated cheddar
3 Method Steps
Step 1Place the pasta sauce(490g jar pasta bake three-cheese sauce), salmon (415g can red salmon, drained, flaked, large bones discarded), frozen vegies (250g (11 ⁄2 cups) frozen peas, corn & capsicum), cream (60ml (1 ⁄4 cup) thickened cream) and shallot (1 green shallot, thinly sliced) in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture comes to the boil.
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Step 2Meanwhile, heat the rice (450g packet microwave long grain white rice) in the microwave following packet directions. Spread the rice over the base of a 2L (8 cup) greased baking dish.
Step 3Preheat the oven grill to high. Spread the salmon mixture over the rice. Sprinkle with the cheese (120g (11/2 cups) coarsely grated cheddar). Grill for 3 minutes or until the cheese is golden and melted.
Prefer a vegetarian bake? Simply omit the salmon and add 2 finely chopped zucchini.
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