Rice Lasagna

Rice Lasagna

* 1/2 c Rice,long-grain
* 1/3 lb Ground beef
* 1/3 Onion,medium-size,chopped
* 1/16 c Green pepper,sweet,chopped
* 1/3 cn Spaghetti sauce(32oz)
* 1/3 Egg
* 1/3 pk Cottage cheese,low-fat(16oz)
* 1/3 pk Mozzarella cheese,shredded
* 1/16 c Parmesan cheese,grated
  1. Cook rice following package directions, salt optional. Reserve.

  2. Coat 13x9x2" baking dish with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray.

  3. Brown beef in large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up clumps.
    Carefully pour off excess fat. Add onion and green pepper; cook, stirring,
    2 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce.

  4. Beat egg slightly in medium-size bowl. Stir in cottage cheese and
    mozzarella cheese.

  5. Spread half the meat sauce over bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon
    half the rice evenly over sauce; top with half the cheese mixture. Repeat
    layers. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.

  6. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350’F) for 50 minutes. Let stand 10
    minutes before serving.