Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Pecan Rice Tart


Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Pecan Rice Tart

“Rice to the Rescue!” Recipe Contest Winner - Anna Ginsberg

Yield: Makes 6 servings.

2 tablespoons butter
4 cups sliced sweet mild onion (about 3 large)
3 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
3 eggs
2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute 8 to 10 minutes, stirring periodically until browned and caramelized. Meanwhile, combine rice, Parmesan and eggs in a medium bowl. Press mixture into bottom of a 10-inch removable bottom pan. Distribute onion over crust and top with smoked Gouda and pecans. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, until pecans are toasted.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 240
Total Fat 15g
Cholesterol 76mg
Sodium 290mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Protein 10g

Tip: To hasten caramelizing, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar to onions just as they become translucent.

SidesLaurie Blumanthal