Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 5 Mins
6 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Place onion in a large bowl.

Step 3

Cook rice in a large pot of boiling water 5 minutes. Drain.

Step 4

Stir rice and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) into onions. Spoon onion mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Top with parsley, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

southernblonde's Review

June 06, 2014
This was outstanding. My rating is based on the results I achieved from following others' tip to caramelize the onions first. I really think that is the key to getting the wonderful flavor of the finished product. I used brown instant rice and therefore didn't pre-cook. Perfection!

calteri's Review

May 24, 2014
This was very good, but strange. My husband really liked it. I couldn't decide. I think when I make it again. I will omit the allspice. It gave it an almost-dessert taste, reminded me of rice pudding, which was odd for a side dish. Other than that it was yummy.

sprky182's Review

September 26, 2013
Not sure what I did wrong, but the rice didn't fully cook so it was a bit crunchy. Decent flavor with the cheeses but I probably will not make again.

sika6061's Review

April 23, 2013

Jen516's Review

July 13, 2011
I don't even like onions that much, but I loved this casserole. I definitely cooked the onions longer than the rocommended 5 minutes, more like 13minutes! But they got super sweet. As I didn't have allspice on hand, I omitted it. The portion size is very generous, I easily got 8 servings out of the recipe. Served with a roasted chicken breast and some broccoli. Excellent!

TarraJohnson's Review

June 23, 2011
This was an awesome new side dish. I will add a bit more salt next time but this is definitely company worthy!

mentorsusan's Review

June 22, 2011
This was a perfect side dish to go with the grilled tuna burgers. Easy to make, simple ingredients with loads of flavor. Thank you.

foodieforpeace's Review

June 19, 2011
Served this with balsamic glazed pork chops and roasted asparagus with lemon and Parmesan. Used a Seeds of Change basmati brown rice bag (uncooked) to save a step. Did caramelize the onions a bit. Nice taste...Maybe thyme instead of allspice?

akdb69's Review

June 18, 2011
Very good. I think it might have been missing something--or maybe I might consider replacing the allspice with something else. But everyone had good things to say and there is none of it left! It was more work than I really wanted to do for one side dish, though.

KaylaD's Review

June 15, 2011
Turned out well. Directions are a little odd, and you dirty a lot of pans for this, but it was yummy. Didnt have allspice, sub'd a pinch of nutmeg. Used vidalia onions. Used pecorino romano instead of parm. Broiling a few min at the end made it look appetizing, but tasted a little dried out and hard to eat/serve. Served with Pork loin chops with cider pan sauce and apples (All You). Paired nicely.