Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

December 9, 2020
Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

Hey, y’all – Happy Day 9 of Blogmas! Blogmas is a series that I am bringing to the blog this year (and hopefully in subsequent years) that will provide y’all with a new recipe every day of December through Christmas. How fun is that? Today I’m excited to be sharing one of my signature recipes: my southern rice and vidalia onion casserole. This ain’t no ordinary casserole, y’all. It’s the casserole.

Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

6 vidalia onions, medium-sized, chopped

20z frozen brown rice, cooked (I buy the microwaveable kind from Trader Joe’s)

1 small can of Cream of Mushroom soup

1 c. heavy cream

1.25 c. gruyere cheese

.5 c. Swiss cheese

1 stick of unsalted butter

4 tbsp. chopped parsley

2 tbsp. paprika

Kosher salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

Garlic powder, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Over medium heat, melt a stick of butter. Add in chopped onions with a liberal amount of kosher salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cook until caramelized, 25 minutes (approximately).
  3. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  4. Add heavy cream, 1 cup of gruyere cheese, and .25 cup of Swiss cheese to the onions. Stir into well-combined and the cheese is melted. Add paprika, parsley, cream of mushroom soup, and rice. Mix. Add more salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Add mixture to a greased baking dish and top with the remaining .25 cups of both gruyere and swiss cheese. Bake for 30-40 minutes and broil on high for 1-2.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

Southern Rice and Vidalia Onion Casserole

I know y’all are going to love this recipe!

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See you tomorrow!

My best,


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