1 mediumwhite onion, coarsely chopped
1 mediumgreen bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2ribs celery, coarsely chopped
8 ozcarrot matchsticks (or 2 carrots coarsely chopped)
1 cuncooked long grain rice
3 cvegetable or chicken broth
1 tspberbere spice (recipe link in comments)
3/4 cgolden raisins
1/2 cchopped cashews or dry roasted peanuts
8 ozmozzarella cheese (optional)
How to Make A BERBERE GOOD CASSEROLE (SALLYE)
- Preheat oven to 350º
Peel and quarter onion, place in food processor
Remove stem, seeds and veins from bell pepper, quarter and place in food processor
Cut celery into 2" pieces and add to food processor
Pulse veggies until just coarsely chopped
Depending on size of your food processor, you may need to process more than one load.
Transfer veggies to large microwave safe bowl, add carrots and 1/4 cup water and cook on full power for 3 minutes.
- Spray or butter a 2 quart baking dish (9" x 13") and set aside
Add rice, broth, spice, tabasco sauce, raisins and nuts to vegetables.
Stir to blend well.
Pour into baking dish and place in preheated oven
Bake for 35 minutes and remove from oven.
Cover top with mozzarella slices and return to oven to cook for 10 more minutes until cheese is melted and crusty.
NOTE: If you choose not to use cheese, just cook the casserole for the full 45 minutes without removing from oven.