by Tarla Dalal
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The French Casserole is a classy one-dish meal with subtle flavours. It is basically comprised of three components – rice, spinach-onion mixture and tomato gravy – that are arranged and baked with a topping of cheese.
Spinach gives you a creamy mouth-feel, while the onions give you a pungent crunch and the tomato gravy endows the dish with an irresistibly tangy taste.
The rice is cooked in milk, which gives a classic taste and creamy texture to the dish. With a touch of spices and the appetizing aroma of herbs, the French Casserole is a sure-shot hit!
Try your hand at making more French favourites like the Spaghetti Souffle or Baked Vegetable Pancakes in White Sauce with Eggs
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French Casserole recipe - How to make French Casserole
Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking time: 15 minutes Baking temperature: 200ºC (400ºF) Total Time:
Makes 6 servings
- Combine the rice, milk, 1½ cup of water, salt and pepper in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 18 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the spinach, green chillies and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Combine the tomatoes, onions and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Cool completely. Put it into a mixer and blend till smooth.
- Combine the tomato-onion mixture, chilli powder, oregano, chilli flakes, sugar, salt and pepper in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Keep aside.
- Spread the rice in a glass baking dish in an even layer.
- Spread the spinach-onion mixture evenly over it.
- Spread the tomato gravy evenly over it.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly over it.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
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