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California Cheese And Rice Casserole

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1/2 Stick)
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  White rice 4 Cup (64 tbs), freshly cooked
  Sour cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cream style cottage cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1 Large, crumbled
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Canned green chilies 8 Ounce, chopped, drained (2 Cans, 4 Ounce Each)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Pound, grated (2 Cups)
  Tomato 1 , sliced
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped (As Needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Grease a 2 quart or 12x8x2 inch baking dish lightly.

MAKING
3. In a large skillet, heat butter and sauté onion for about 5 minutes until golden.
4. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in hot rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt and pepper until well mixed.

FINALISING
5. In the bottom of a baking dish, spread half of the rice mixture, then half of the chillies and sprinkle half of the cheese.
6. Repeat layering and bake uncovered for 25 minutes until bubbly and hot.

SERVING
7. Garnish with sliced tomato.
8. Sprinkle chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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