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       Title: CALIFORNIA CASSEROLE
  Categories: Cheese/eggs, Casseroles
       Yield: 8 servings
  
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine
       1 c  Onion; chopped
       4 c  White rice; freshly cooked
       2 c  Dairy sour cream
       1 c  Creamed cottage cheese
       1 lg Bay leaf; crumbled
     1/2 ts Salt; optional
     1/8 ts Pepper
       3 cn (4 oz each) green chilies
            -drained, halved lengthwise
            -leaving seeds
       2 c  Sharp natural cheddar cheese
            -grated
            Parsley; chopped
  
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 12 x
   8 x 2-inch baking dish (2-quart).  In hot butter in
   large skillet, saute onion until golden about 5
   minutes.  Remove from heat; stir in hot rice, sour
   cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt (optional), and
   pepper; toss lightly to mix well.
   
   Layer half the rice mixture in bottom of baking dish,
   then half of chilies; sprinkle with half of Cheddar
   cheese; repeat.
   
   Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes, or until bubbly and hot.
   Sprinkle with chopped parsley.  Source:  McCall’s Book
   of Wonderful One-Dish Meals.
   
   Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps. Internet:
   Judi.Phelps@sjc.com
  
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