Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rice Casserole

1/4 cup butter
1 med. onion chopped
4 cups cooked rice
2 cups sour cream
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups grated cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2 1/2 qt. casserole dish with non-stick spray. In a frying pan sauté onion in butter for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add rice, sour cream, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Mix well. Place 1/2 of the rice mix in the casserole dish. Top with 1/2 of the cheese. Add remaining rice mix, top with remaining cheese. Bake 25 minutes.

Changes - this dish is great as it is but one of the best changes is to use a blend of long grain rice and wild rice. That is really delicious! You can add a few mushrooms or add some chopped bell pepper when cooking the onions. And if you want some heat, add some crushed red pepper.

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