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BAKED RICE CASSEROLE is one of my quick recipes. whenever i am in a hurry or not in mood to make something extraordinary, Baked rice comes for the rescue specially it is a best use of a leftover rice.  
Oven Baked Rice Casserole Recipe is a meal in itself packed with three different elements layered and baked. Delicious roasted mushroom rice topped with herbed corn  and a generous topping of a spicy green sauce and gooey mozzarella cheese with a nice fragrance of saffron, cardamom and nutmeg, baked and served piping hot, served for a Sunday brunch is a great option.
 
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Generally i cook  baked rice the very next day  after party when i am exhausted with previous day cooking and fridge is full with leftovers and i wanted to use all of them without wasting . “Oh my GOD what will i do with this leftover food nobody will eat it tomorrow this will simply waste“these are the words of most of us after a wonderful party.
 
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BAKED RICE CASSEROLE

Recipe by MINAL SHARMACourse: Main CourseCuisine: continentalDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Oven Baked Rice Casserole Recipe is a lip smacking main course dish. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Basmathi Rice cooked

  • For coriander paste-
  • 2 Coriander leaves Bunches

  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger chopped

  • 2 Green chillies

  • 2 Teaspoons lemon juice

  • To Taste Salt

  • For First Layer :
  • 1 Tbsp ghee

  • 
 2 Onion

  • 1 Green chilli

  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger chopped

  • 1 Cup Mushroom Sliced

  • 1 cup corn karnels ( boil )

  • For Second Layer:
  • 5-6 string of  saffron

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder +

  • Nutmeg powder

  • Cinnamon powder

  • For Third Layer
  • 1/4 cup Coriander Leaves and mint leave

  • 
 1 green chilli

  • 1 onion

  • 1 Tomato

  • 1 cup Grated cheese

  •  Salt To Taste

Directions

  • Take Cooked Rice and add salt and lemon juice in it. After that divide into 3 equal portions
  • For First layer grind coriander, green chilli, ginger and lemon juice. Add salt to taste
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of ghee in a pan and add onions, garlic, ginger and green chilli sauté for a minute and add corn (boil) in it. Mix well and add mushroom with coriander mix in it cook till done. Mix 1st portion of cooked rice in it.keep aside.
  • For second layer take saffron and cardamom powder and mix it in 1/4 cup of milk leave it for few minutes or till you get safron colour milk. Add this milk in second portion of rice. Keep aside.
  • For third portion add finally chopped mint leaves, coriander leaves and chopped tomatoes add little herbs like parsley, origano and crushed black pepper in it mix salt as require, mix it well
  • Now for layers, take a baking dish, grease it properly, add first layer of rice with mushroom and corn, top it with handful of grated cheese.
  • Add second layer of prepared rice with milk and safron, again toped with handful of cheese.
  • Now add last layer of rice with herbs, spread cheese all over sprinkle chopped onion, tomato and coriander mixture for garnishing, cover nicely with foil paper and bake in preheated oven @ 200* F for 10 – 15 min.
  • Serve hot with garlic bread and a nice dip.

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