If you're looking for a side dish that is NOT potato based - here it is. Disclaimer: This is not health food, but everyone loves it and it goes with just about anything. And being simple and easy makes it even better.
You'll find this recipe all over the web with the title "Stick of Butter Rice". And it's not exactly easy to photograph to look appealing - it reminds me of plush multi-color carpeting (can't get that picture out of my mind). But it's delicious.
You can double or triple the recipe to serve more. You can also add fresh or canned mushrooms for a more savory flavor.
1 cup uncooked white rice (NOT instant)
1 10-oz can condensed French Onion soup
1 15-oz can Beef Broth
1/2 cup (one 'stick') butter, sliced
Preheat oven to 425°. In a 9" x 9" (or similar size) baking dish - combine rice, soup, and broth.
Cut butter into slices and place on top - the butter slices will 'float".
Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
|Notice the rice is not quite done at this point. Removing the cover helps.|
|The final 30 minutes at high heat 'caramelizes' the onions and gives it a wonderful flavor.|
Stir before serving to distribute onions.