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Sweet Onion Rice Bake

 Sweet Onion Rice Bake
You'd be hard-pressed to find me serving a different rice dish at Easter. Guests have come to expect this rich and creamy, comforting casserole every year...and I'm happy to oblige!—Carol Weber, Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska
18 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 3 pounds sweet onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°. In a large skillet, cook onions
  • in butter over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden
  • brown, stirring frequently.
  • In a large bowl, combine cheese, cream, parsley, salt, pepper, rice
  • and onions. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle
  • with paprika. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 18
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 227 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.