7 rice casserole recipes that will convince you to serve this family dinner staple

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Rice really comes in handy when you don't have much time and you want to feed your family something tasty for dinner! It's the perfect way to turn a comforting casserole into a complete meal.
These rice casserole recipes are total crowd-pleasers, so take a look and decide which one you're making for dinner tonight!
1. Old school chicken and rice casserole (h/t Plain Chicken)
The entire family will love this old school chicken and rice casserole! The recipe makes a ton of food, so it might be a good idea to make two pans and freeze one for dinner another time.
2. Cheesy ground beef and rice casserole (h/t Oh Sweet Basil)
Ground beef and a layer of cheesy goodness... this rice casserole is amazing! The recipe is based on the 'busy day casserole' the blogger's mom used to make in the 1970s, so you know it's going to be good.
3. Cheesy broccoli rice casserole (h/t Campbell's)
This creamy broccoli rice casserole is to die for! There's no meat in it, so it would be great as a side dish or for when you have vegetarians over for dinner.
4. Cajun chicken and rice casserole (h/t A Spicy Perspective)
This amazing Cajun chicken and rice casserole is a bit like jambalaya, but it's even easier to make! It has both sausage and chicken in it, so it's a delicious and satisfying meal.
5. Cheesy vegetable, turkey sausage, and rice casserole (h/t Iowa Girl Eats)
This cheesy vegetable, turkey sausage, and rice casserole is a bit lighter than most rice casseroles. It's packed with a ton of summer veggies like pepper, zucchini, and corn!
6. Dump and bake Italian meatball rice casserole (h/t The Seasoned Mom)
This dump and bake Italian meatball rice casserole is a dream come true on busy weeknights. There's almost no prep involved — all you have to do is stir all the ingredients together and pop the dish in the oven!
7. Tex-Mex chicken and rice casserole (h/t Texas Granola Girl)
This cheesy chicken and rice casserole is perfect for anyone who loves spicy Tex-Mex flavors! You probably already have most of the ingredients on hand, so this would be a great choice for dinner tonight.
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