Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
1 Hour 1 Min
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/8 of casserole)

This is THE way to enjoy sweet onions from Washington, California, or Georgia. Rice and cheese add heft and flavor to this casserole while letting the star veggie shine.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Bring 1 quart water to a boil; stir in rice. Cook 5 minutes; drain.

Step 3

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle flour and salt over onion mixture, stirring until blended. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

Step 4

Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook 3 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Add Gruyère cheese and rice, stirring until cheese melts. Pour onion mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Step 5

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

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