ANDREA'S CALIFORNIA RICE
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½ Cup Diced onion*
2 Tbs Olive oil
2 Cups Cooked rice, hot
1 Cup Nonfat sour cream
12 oz Nonfat cottage cheese (small curd)
2 Bay leaves, crumbled
½ tsp Black pepper
2 4oz cans Chopped green chilies, drained
1 Cup Lowfat shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Saute diced onion in olive oil for a few minutes until slightly tender. Combine the onion and hot rice into a large bowl. Blend the sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaves, and pepper into the onion and rice.
Spread half of the mixture in an 8 x 8 greased pan (or 9 x 9). Spread green chilies over rice mixture. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheddar cheese over the chilies . Layer on the rest of rice mixture. Sprinkle top with the remainder of the cheddar cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!
*Andrea uses a purple onion.