When I saw this recipe I just had to try it! Mum and I get tired of the same old thing every Sunday for dinner, so I suggested this. When I told her we were baking the rice, you should’ve seen her reaction! She did not believe there was anyway I cook bake rice! But guys, when I say this is one of the easiest recipes ever, I cannot stress how much THIS IS ONE OF THE EASIEST RECIPES EVER! You guys know I like the kind of recipes where you set it and forget it. (Hence the many slow cooker recipes I’ve shared). Well this is one of them! This is definitely a cozy Fall recipe because it’s cheesy and filling!
It’s a great way to attack all of the food groups in one hearty dish! Serve this along with your favourite meat or many even more veggies or a salad for a complete meal. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in your baking pan and put it in the oven. Set a timer, then kick up your feet and enjoy some Sunday football (or whatever you do on Sundays). And don’t think you have to stick to the exact veggies I used. Feel free to swap out and eliminate where you see fit. The only thing that really matters is your rice to water ratio. This is a very filling dish, which I need because rice doesn’t fill me the way pasta does. Some may say potatoes and rice together is too much starch, especially with the pumpkin. I hear you, swap it out with something else. But even my 2 year old niece loves this so it’s kid approved! Try this out for your next Sunday dinner and wow your friends and family with baked rice!
Cheesy Vegetable Rice Casserole
2 carrots diced
1 potato diced
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 onion diced
1/2 cup cream
3 tbs butter
1 cup cheese shredded
3 1/2 cups water
2 cups rice
1 tsp garlic minced
Preheat oven to 375F.
Add all vegetables to a baking dish.
Add cream, butter, water and rice to the baking dish, and mix well.
Cook for 30 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Stand for approximately 10 minutes to slightly cool and allow liquid to thicken.