Monday, June 20, 2011

White Cheddar Rice Casserole

This started out as a chicken casserole. Now chickenless, it's a hearty vegetarian casserole.


1 cup brown rice
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup Smart Balance buttery spread, melted
100g (about two cups before crushing)Sunshine Cheez-It White Cheddar crackers


Place rice and water in a microwavable covered casserole dish with the spices and bay leaf. Microwave on high for five minutes, then on medium for 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf and stir.

Add water and sour cream to rice. Pour into 9x13 glass baking dish.

Melt Smart Balance and toss with crushed White Cheddar Cheez-Its. Sprinkle on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: Makes 6 servings. Calories 321, Total Fat 17.8g, Saturated Fat 7.9g,Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 455mg, Total Carbohydrates 36.0g, Dietary Fiber 1.8g, Sugars 0.1g, Protein 4.8g, Vitamin A 16%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 6%, Iron 8%