creamy rice casserole

lisa moore

By
@wolfspirit67

i LOVE rice, so having leftovers from the night before i decided i wanted to try something a little different than the usual fried rice. after sifting through the ingredients i had in my fridge and cabinets, and looking over a few recipes for inspiration, i came up with this and it is delish!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter + extra for dish and top
1 small
sweet onion, minced. i used a shallot
1 c
milk
2
eggs
4 c
cooked rice
1 1/2 c
fresh baby spinach, chopped(not excact measurement)
2 c
shredded cheese. (i used montjack + cheddar)
couple pinches of cayenne, or to taste i like a lil kick
1 tsp
fresh parsley, chop
1 tsp
fresh thyme, chop
1 tsp
fresh basil, chop
salt and pepper
1 large
tomato. slice half, dice half
1/2
mango, diced

I ONLY USED HALF THE MANGO BEING THIS WAS MY FIRST TIME MAKING THIS BUT NEXT TIME WILL USE WHOLE FRUIT

ALSO, MAY ADD A SOME CHICKEN BROTH OR VEG BROTH MAYBE 1/2 C.

Step-By-Step

1Butter a large casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350.
2In a pan add the 2 tbs butter and onion, saute until translucent. Add the spinach,cook for 3 min. add mango, diced tomato and cayenne stir. remove from heat.
3In bowl, whisk milk and eggs. Combine rice, cheese, herbs and spinach mixture, pour in milk and eggs, mix well. season with salt and pepper to taste.
4Pour into prepared dish,add a few pats of the butter, top with tomato slices, sprinkle tops of tomato with cheese. Bake for 30 min.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American