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Cheesy Green Rice

 Cheesy Green Rice
I like to serve this dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas - or for that matter, anytime we have guests. It's a "no-fail" recipe.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the rice, parsley, 1/3 cup cheese, onion,
  • green pepper and garlic. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk,
  • oil, lemon juice and peel, salt, seasoned salt and pepper. Stir into
  • the rice mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 310 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.