Skip the hassle but not the flavor by letting your oven do the work in this delicious rice, ham and veggie casserole baked to cheesy cheddar and parmesan perfection.
Preheat oven to 450˚F. Prepare rice according to package directions.
In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, ham, garlic, olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking tray and roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until caramelized. Decrease oven temperature to 425°F.
Toss together rice, Brussels sprouts mixture, cream, mustard, chives, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir in Cheddar and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Transfer into a greased 2-quart (8 cup) baking dish.
Stir together breadcrumbs, remaining Parmesan, and melted butter. Sprinkle over rice mixture.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.
Substitute Cheddar with Gruyere if desired.
When it comes to feeding the whole family, casseroles and bakes are the way to go. Simply placing your favorite ingredients in a baking dish and letting your oven do the work is the best way to cook an entire meal when you’re low on time and energy and without sacrificing flavor or quality.
This tasty recipe is made with fluffy white rice, roasted brussels sprouts, ham, and brought together with deliciously melted cheddar and parmesan cheese.
Not only are recipes like this great for feeding the whole family with little effort and whatever pantry staples you have on hand, but they are a great way to include more veggies and feed the picky eaters in the house. All the cheesy goodness is a great way to include veggies the younger ones at home may not like or to introduce them to new veggies.
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