Easy Cheesy Rice

Serves 6   Active Time 10 min.   Total Time 30 min.



1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 small yellow onion, diced 
2 garlic cloves, minced 
1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream 
1 jalapeño, deseeded and minced  
4 cups cooked rice
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated 
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano for garnish
Salt and pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack on the center shelf. Grease a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.

  2. Melt olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender but not browned, about 7 minutes.

  3. Add yogurt (or sour cream), jalapeño, rice, and cheddar cheese to a bowl and fold in cooked onions.

  4. Transfer rice mixture into greased casserole dish, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano and bake for 20 minutes.

© 2016 Jon Ashton