L.A. Schools Baked Cheese and Rice (Green Rice)

L.A. Schools Baked Cheese and Rice (Green Rice)

From the Los Angeles City Unified School District.
The recipe card, dated August 1951, notes, “This is a flaky
casserole dish. Should not be taken from oven until moisture has
been absorbed by rice.”

Active Work Time: 25 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 1 hour

3/4 pound rice
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon grated onion juice
1 tablespoon paprika

  • Cook rice in plenty of rapidly boiling lightly salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Chill in cold water to stop cooking, then drain.

  • Beat eggs slightly. Heat milk over medium heat just until warm, add 1 teaspoon salt and stir to dissolve. Add to eggs. Add cheese, parsley, butter, onion juice and rice and place in buttered 13x9-inch baking pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees until set, 30 to 40 minutes. Garnish with paprika and serve.

12 servings. Each serving: 232 calories; 368 mg sodium; 63 mg cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 26 grams carbohydrates; 9 grams protein; 0.26 gram fiber.

Source: Los Angeles Times newspaper, August 25, 1999