cheeseloaf1Growing up this dish was a part of our special Sunday Dinner.  Its cooked rice mixed with a cheesey sauce and baked until bubbly and golden brown.  It’s our version of Mac and Cheese but instead of pasta we use rice.  Rice is a staple in our diet,  our meals usually includes rice as our main starch.   Those of you who love mac and cheese will love this twist on the old classic, eventhough this dish is my classic.  Cheese and Rice with fresh herbs…how can this not be tasty?  Bon appetit!

Rice and Cheese Loaf

5 cups cooked rice

3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

2 tbsp butter

1/4 cup flour

1/2 medium onion chopped

1 1/2 cup milk

2 scallion chopped

2 whole garlic crushed

1 tbsp mustard

1/2 tsp pepper

1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter over a low fire and add flour, stir  until combined.  Whisk in milk.  Add shredded cheese, onions, chopped scallion, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper and salt.  Cook until well combined.  Beat the egg and slowly add 1/2 cup of cheese mixture to beaten egg.  Add to the rest of cheese  mixture.

Mix cheese sauce with rice  and pour into a buttered casserole dish.  Sprinkle paparika over the top and  bake for 35 mins.cheeseloafcheeseloaf2