Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cheesy Brown Rice Casserole

This was so yummy! I panicked coming to post this, because I could not find the link to the recipe that I originally found. But the more I think of it, I did not even come close to using that recipe anyway! So I will post the recipe just as I made it!

Cheesy Brown Rice Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1+ tablespoon of butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups brown rice, COOKED
4 oz. whipped cream cheese (or regular cream cheese at room temperature, I used whipped right from the fridge)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
4 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

Heat butter and cook onion and garlic until the onion is translucent.

In a large bowl, combine the rice, cream cheese and basil. Add the onion mixture. Spoon this into a 1-quart casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Let sit for 10 minutes, allowing the cheddar to melt.

This was so good! It tasted like risotto - but WAY easier to make than risotto - have you ever made that? VERY time consuming (even though it is the best comfort food ever!)



Liz said...

Jen - this recipe sounds so good. I will make it and let you know how my family likes it. Love to try new recipes, keep them coming!

Loni said...

This sounds very good. I will certainly try it in the future. Thank you for sharing!

Carrie said...

This recipe is really yummy! The only thing I will do differently next time I make it, is use a little less cheese on top... too cheesy for us :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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