My husband and I have developed a new comfort food this winter, something that is easy to fix, hearty and comforting after a cold day or frustrating day -- Cheesy Rice. And this week we made a variation of it which was especially good.
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups water
finely chopped onion and garlic -- to taste
6 oz. crabmeat -- we are able to get terrific fresh crabmeat, but you can if you must use frozen
1 1/2 C. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Cook the rice using the 2 cups of water and your preferred method. You can use chicken stock for all or part of the water.
Spear the cooked rice in a buttered baking dish or 8-9" square pan.
Saute the chopped onion and garlic in butter until the onion is translucent. We also added chopped mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a bowl stir together the onion mixture and the crabmeat. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Stir in 1 Cup of the cheese.
Spread the crab and cheese mixture over the rice. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and brown.