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!


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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.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter a large casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350.
2
In 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.
3
In 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.
4
Pour 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