Posted this in the April Pantry Challenge yesterday to help someone use up tomato soup, but it includes rice, too. It's an old family favorite.http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=432330&page=4
Eat meat? My mom makes a killer pork chop recipe with tomato soup and rice. She sautes onion and garlic and celery hearts in olive oil with salt and pepper to taste, adds the soup to soak up all the brown bits, turns off heat. Makes rice (not instant, you want it firmer...we use brown rice), adds that to the pot. Then, she salts and peppers the cheap, bone in chops (maybe a little garlic powder, too) and browns them quickly. Then, gets out a family sized brownie pan puts in a layer of the chops, layer of soup stuff, layer of meat, layer of soup stuff, until she ends with the soup stuff on top. Bakes an hour or so on 350. Comfort food, doesn't really taste like the soup at all!
I later added that my mom said that I told her the wrong way to make it, that MOM makes it by sauteing the chops WITH the onions, etc., then uses the soup to get up the brown bits and does everything else the same way. I like it my way, too. Whichever suits you...I loved it her way, just made it the best way I could from memory and thought it tasted like mom's recipe, so did it my way. Mom says one of the plusses of her way is one fewer step, which I completely understand, the other is that the chops taste more celery-ish, which she loves. Anyway, good luck, hope you try it and like it.