Rice kugel

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Milk
8 ounces Cream cheese; cut up
12 ounces Cottage cheese
½ cup Butter or margarine; divided
⅓ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon Grated orange peel
4 \N Eggs
3 cups Cooked rice
1½ cup Crisp rice cereal
¼ cup Brown sugar

Heat milk in 2-quart saucepan; add cream cheese, cottage cheese, and ¼ cup butter. Stir until smooth; cool slightly. Add sugar, orange and lemon peel; mix well. Beat eggs and stir into cream sauce. Stir in rice; pour into greased 8x8x2-inch baking dish. Combine rice cereal and brown sugar; sprinkle over rice mixture. Pour remaining ¼ cup melted butter over top. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes, or until center is barely set.

Source: Seasonal Inspirations for Rice Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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