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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 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 zest, 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 310 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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