Prep time does not include shredding the carrots, please adjust all amounts to taste, you can add in more cheese if desired.
- 2 cups finely shredded carrots
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2-2 cups diced Velveeta cheese (American cheese)
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 (14 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn
- 1⁄4 cup milk or 1⁄4 cup half-and-half cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 medium onion chopped onion
- seasoning salt (to taste, or use white salt)
- black pepper (to taste)
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well to combine.
- Transfer to prepared baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes.
I agree that this is easy to make, but I found that the combination of flavors just didn't excite me. I found that the strongest flavor was the creamed corn, and the 1 1/2 cups of medium cheddar didn't do much to make it very creamy. There wasn't anything wrong with this casserole, so if you love the ingredients, it's probably worth a try.
Definitely simple to make, and I like it after I fiddled a couple of things a bit. The first time I made it, I had used some rather elderly carrots, and they came out tough and chewy; so I tried it again with better carrots, and the result was much better. (although the carrots were still pretty chewy--if you want them soft, probably steam them a little before mixing them into the casserole) I also found from the first time that I wanted more cheesy taste. I had used sharp cheddar rather than Velveeta, but I still upped the amount to 2 c. the second time. I also added 1/4 tsp. of dry mustard, a trick my mother taught me. You don't taste the mustard per se, but it zips up the taste of the cheese. I used milk rather than half-and-half, left out the onions (just don't like them) and definitely no extra salt. The biggest adjustment I had to make was in the cooking time. It was absolutely not done in 45 min. The first time, I used a 2 1/2-qt. pyrex dish; the second time I switched to a 9-in. square aluminum pan, hoping that spreading it out a bit would help it cook faster. Both times it took about 65 min. to get it done in the center.