Caramelized Onion, Smoked Gouda and Pecan Rice Tart, 7/31/12


      Servings: Makes 12 servings.

      1 Tablespoons margarine

      4 Cups sliced sweet mild onion (about 3 large)

      3 Cups cooked rice

      1/2{} Cup Parmesan cheese

      2 Egg whites

      1 Whole egg

      1 Cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese

      3/4 Cup chopped pecans

      Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat margarine in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute 8 to 10 minutes, stirring periodically until browned and caramelized. Meanwhile, combine rice, Parmesan and eggs in a medium bowl. Press mixture into bottom of a 10-inch removable bottom pan. Distribute onion over crust and top with smoked Gouda and pecans. Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes, until pecans are toasted.

      Note: Tip: To hasten caramelizing, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar to onions just as they become translucent.{}