To keep a somewhat even balance in our home I have to cook rice as a side dish occasionally. I came up with this easy and VERY tasty side dish. Spinach or broccoli can easily be added to adapt this dish to your taste.
Cook 3 cups of white white and allow to cool slightly.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Melt 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once butter is melted, saute 1 onion chopped and 1/2 green bell pepper chopped. Season the onions and peppers with cayenne pepper. Add in 2 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomato pesto. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
In a large bowl, whisk 2 eggs and 1 cup of milk. Add cooked rice and 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Stir to combine. Fold in the onion mixture and turn into prepared casserole dish.
Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.