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Cheesy Sweet Onion Casserole
Comfort Food

Serve this richly flavorful side dish with simply roasted chicken for a taste of Alsace Lorraine. This is a great contribution to any holiday buffet, too.

Serves 6, about ⅔-cup each
Nutritional Information
Calories 192
Total Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 7.6 g
Carbohydrate 23.9 g
Fiber 2.1 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 213 mg
Calcium 203 mg
Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola or light olive oil
4 cups chopped sweet onion (about 1¾ pounds)
½ cup uncooked long-grain rice
⅔ cup 2% reduced-fat milk
½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
Cooking spray
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl to coat. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Place onion in a large bowl.
  3. Cook rice in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. It will not be cooked through.
  4. Stir rice, milk, Gruyere, salt, pepper and allspice into the onions. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle top evenly with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover and bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes to lightly brown the top.
  6. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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