Baked Rice With Cheese And Green Chilies: Date Added: 21 Nov 2009 Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion -- chopped
4 cups cooked brown rice (from about 1 1/2 cups raw)
8 ounces grated organic cheddar cheese (or cheddar-style soy cheese)
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese (preferably organic)
1 fresh jalapeño pepper - (to 2) -- seeded, minced (or one to two 4-oz cans chopped mild green chilies)
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt -- to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat the oil in a small skillet. Add the onion and sauté over low heat until lightly browned.

In a mixing bowl, combine the onion with the rice and all the remaining ingredients. Stir together thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a lightly oiled, 1 1/2-quart baking casserole. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbly.

This recipe yields 6 or more servings.

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