....and he said, "rice au gratin."
I looked at him like he had two heads and thought, "what the heck is that?"
he looked at me and laughed realizing he'd made a funny.
Thinking about it, I came up with a plan and that's what I'm gonna do.
I talked him through how I'll make it, and this was what I said.
Perhaps it'll even really work.
Rice Au Gratin
Preheat oven to 325°
1 cup white rice
2 cups water
1 t olive oil.
Bring water to a boil, add the oil/salt/rice then cover and cook on low for 10 minutes.
Drain rest of water out of pot and set the uncooked rice aside.
3/4 c whole milk
1/4 c 1/2+1/2 [coffee cream around this house]
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 T dehydrated onions
salt/pepper to taste
1 c mixed shredded cheese, I'll use Italian 4 cheese mix from WalMart
Melt the butter with the flour in a skillet and add salt and pepper. When butter is melted and the flour has cooked on low a few minutes, add the onions. Stirring slowly with a whisk or wooden spoon, add the milk then the cream and continue to stir until you have a nice simmer going with a thickenend sauce, add the cheese and stir to melt and incorporate.
Butter a baking dish, plop in the rice, then pour the sauce over the top.
2 slices bread [I'll use sourdough]
1 T butter
1 T green boxed parm cheese
Put the bread in food processor until fine and add the butter and the cheese while running. Sprinkle over the top of the rice, bake uncovered 25 minutes on 325° or until the top is nicely browned.
Although I've never done this before, I think it will work. If it does, the man'll think I am the bomb
I'll report back, as it may just flop