• In a small saucepan, bring the 1 cup water to boiling. Add rice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed; set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In an extra-large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until brown and cooked through. If necessary, drain off and discard fat. Remove meat from skillet; set aside.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Add vegetables. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cooked meat, cooked rice, soup, milk, and herb; heat through. Spoon hot mixture into a 2-quart casserole.

  • In a medium bowl, combine stuffing mix and butter. Sprinkle stuffing mix mixture over meat-vegetable mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and topping is golden. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

553 calories; 27 g total fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 1155 mg sodium. 44 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein;