View from the side... after baking....
Spam (in this case, meat, and not e-mail): You either hate it, like it, or just tolerate it. Personally, I'll keep a can of "low-sodium" Spam on hand for 'just in case' I have to put something together in a hurry when I only have 'freezer meat' on hand. This recipe is an easy/quick assemble. Because of the sodium that is already in the Spam and the soup, I suggest you do not add salt when putting this together.
- 1 can Spam, chopped into small cubes (low-sodium version is best).
- 4 cups pre-cooked brown rice OR 6-8 oz. noodles, cooked/drained.
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
- 1 can cream soup (mushroom, suggested)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tube of Ritz crackers, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Mix first five ingredients together.
- Blend cream soup with milk and black pepper, and pour over above combined mixture.
- Toss crumbled Ritz crackers with the melted butter, and sprinkle on top of casserole.
- Bake in a non-stick sprayed 3 quart dish at 350-degrees for 45 minutes, uncovered. If/when you see the top browning too rapidly, cover it.
- A brightly colored salad would be a good compliment to this. Next time, I may even add some broccoli florets to this casserole.
*This recipe started out to be like that of Cindy Alger who was the submitter in the Thorp Centennial Christian Women's Cookbook (1893 - 1993). The recipe changed when I added cooked brown rice in place of the cooked noodles.