Loaded Italian Rice- A Quick GF Meal Idea!

A fellow mom and I were chatting at birthday party not to long ago and would you believe she was also a fellow glutenous minimus warrior!? lol!

So, we did what all glutenous minimus people do and talked about all the foods we COULD eat, ha!

She was so sweet to share this easy idea-I’ve made it a ton of times! It’s great for those busy weeknights. Enjoy!

*Kid friendly! Wohoo!

Loaded Italian Rice- A Quick GF Meal Idea!
Serves: 4-6
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  • Brown Rice {per package instructions}
  • 1 jar of marinara {I recommend Newman's Own- or thaw out frozen homemade sauce}
  • 1.5 lbs browned and drained lean ground beef
  • 1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian spices
  • Parmesan cheese for dusting
  1. Cook rice per package instructions.
  2. Place 1 cup of cooked rice in an individual serving bowl.
  3. Pour warmed marinara over top.
  4. Add browned and drained beef
  5. Cheeses and spices to the top!
You can add ANY ingredients to the top of your dish...try veggies, and/or different kinds of meats/cheeses! Make it your own and enjoy!



  1. Thanks so much for sharing this Janelle. My sister just found out last week that she has Celiac so I’m trying to help her find what she can and can’t have~a bit discouraging at first! But recipes like this will help!

  2. I bet this would be fantastic with some Italian sausage too! Thank you for sharing, Janelle. 🙂

  3. Yum. I will try this this week.

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