Hands-on Time
50 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Cook kale in 1 cup boiling salted water in a Dutch oven over high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes; drain.

Step 2

Cook onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 20 minutes or until golden. Add garlic, thyme, and nutmeg, and cook 1 minute. Stir in flour and cooked kale. Gradually stir in milk and broth, and cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in rice, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 2 1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle almonds and remaining 1/2 cup cheese over mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 18 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Step 5

*Swiss cheese may be substituted.

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