Friday, June 29, 2012

Recipe Card | by Kelly Cackin

photo by Tasty Tidbits
The second Recipe Card of the week features Spinach Parmesan Rice Bake, originally posted by user Kittencalskitchen.   

Yield: 8 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach (cooked according to the package directions, then hand squeezed dry to remove excess moisture)
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (cooled), or 2 cups brown rice (cooled)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, or 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese, or 2 cups Swiss cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion or 2 large green onions, chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk or 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • Seasoning salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, for topping
  • Grated mozzarella cheese

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Generously grease 11 x 7-inch baking dish.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing very well to combine.  Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste.  Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake (uncovered or covered) for 25 minutes, or until set.  Top with mozzarella cheese the last 5 minutes of baking. 

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