Pampered Pooch Rice and Lamb Casserole


"Tired of purchasing canned dog food our two large rescue dogs wouldn't eat, I decided to make pooch-friendly chow that was savory and good for them. I use converted rice, but pasta, bulgur, or quinoa may all be substituted."


30 m servings
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  1. Combine rice and safflower oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir and cook 2 minutes. Add the water, thyme, garlic powder, and bouillon. Cover, and cook 15 minutes more over medium heat, or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the ground lamb in a large skillet over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Drain, then stir into the rice along with the Monterey Jack cheese until the cheese melts. Cool completely before serving.
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Well... I altered this some which I think enhanced the quality of the dog food. Any low fat meat would work here as well as fish such as tilapia. Beef and chicken livers work well too. If you co...

although the basic recipe is pretty sound, I do agree with the other reviewer that the sodium content might be a bit high. Also, the garlic powder might not be a good idea. While it would be yum...

Beef buillion can be very high in salt - I would suggest using a low-salt or no salt bullion, or homemade beef broth.

The high sodium content is a concern. Homemade beef stock is much more flavorable...especially if you use soup bones with a heavy marrow content. Makes great stock for these receipes.

GARLIC is a HUUUUUGGGEEE no-no for dogs.

Doggy heaven. The only change I made was to use low salt beef broth. I know that raw garlic is a no-no, but garlic powder in moderation appears to be okay according to my research soooooo?...