Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!
Ingredients for Vegetable and Rice Casserole Recipe
Sweet corn 1 tin
Rice blanched and chopped 2 bunches
Red capsicum 1 medium
Green capsicum 1 medium
Cooked rice 1/2 cup
Butter 3 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon
Onion 1 medium
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons
Milk 2 cups
Grated cheese 1 cup
Mustard paste 1 tablespoon
Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a non stick pan. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and let the butter melt.Drain the sweet corn and rinse in fresh water.
Slice an onion and add to the pan and sauté till soft. Add corn and spinach and mix. Transfer into an baking dish. Sprinkle salt and ½ tsp pepper powder.
Heat the remaining butter in the non stick pan. Spread rice over the vegetables in the baking dish.Add refined flour to the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add milk gradually, stirring continuously, ensuring there are no lumps.
Cook till the sauce thickens. Add ½ cup cheese and stir.
Cut red and green capsicums (peppers) into small cubes. Sprinkle salt over the capsicums. Add mustard paste to the sauce and mix. Pour the sauce over the rice in the baking dish and spread it all over.
Sprinkle half the capsicums and top it with remaining cheese and sprinkle the remaining capsicums. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.
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