Ham Hock and Rice Casserole Recipe

Ham Hock and Rice Casserole Recipe

How To Make Ham Hock and Rice Casserole Recipe

A hearty and comforting casserole made with tender ham hocks and fragrant rice.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour and 50 minutes



  • 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 1/2 cups of long-grain rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp of dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups of chicken stock


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. In a Dutch oven or large oven-safe pot, sauté the onions and garlic until softened, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add in the smoked ham hocks and stir to coat in the onion mixture.

  4. Pour in the rice and stir to combine.

  5. Add in the dried thyme, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir well.

  6. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil.

  7. Cover the pot and transfer it to the oven.

  8. Bake for an hour and a half or until the rice is fully cooked and the ham hocks are tender.

  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before fluffing the rice and breaking up the ham hocks.

  10. Serve hot.


  • Calories : 450kcal
  • Total Fat : 10g
  • Saturated Fat : 3g
  • Cholesterol : 60mg
  • Sodium : 1638mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 65g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 3g
  • Protein : 26g
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