Asparagus and Rice Bake

Asparagus and Rice Bake

 

Asparagus and Rice Bake
This Asparagus and Rice Bake is creamy, cheesy, and full of fresh asparagus and tastes rich enough to serve when you've got company coming over.
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Recipe type: Casserole
Serves: Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 450 g fresh asparagus, cleaned, trimmed, and cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Tasty cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 175°C. Coat a 20-cm-square baking dish with cooking spray
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook asparagus until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine rice, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, sour cream, milk, and 1½ cups of cheese.
  4. Spoon half of rice mixture into prepared baking pan. Arrange three-quarters of asparagus on top, then spoon remaining rice mixture over asparagus. Top with remaining asparagus.
  5. Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and bake and additional 5 minutes.

 

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