Rice and Easy Casserole
Easy Rice Casserole RecipeWhipping up a crowd-pleasing rice casserole is as easy as reaching into your pantry. With expertly seasoned GOYA® Yellow Rice, this easy casserole is as simple as un-dos-tres: Just cook the rice; stir in spinach, eggs, milk, and seasonings. Top with cheese and bake until bubbling.
Then watch as the mouthwatering aroma brings your family right to the table!
Prep time: 25 min.
Total time: 1 hr., 20 min.
2 tbsp. butter, divided
1 box (8 oz.) GOYA® Yellow Rice
1 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped (about ½ cup)
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 pkg. (8 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup milk
4½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. dried thyme
|1.||Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9"x13" casserole dish with 1 tbsp. butter; set aside. Cook rice according to package directions; set aside.|
|2.||Heat remaining butter and oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, sprinkle with cayenne pepper and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more; set aside.|
|3.||In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and the milk until well blended. Stir in 4 cups cheese, basil, parsley, thyme, reserved rice and reserved spinach mixture until combined. Pour rice mixture into prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese melts and begins to bubble, about 30 minutes.|