Kale and Semi-dried Tomato Rice Bake

The following recipe is a really good way as it makes a substantial dish.  Substitute sliced tomatoes, spinkled with a little salt, pepper and sugar on top instead of the bacon and you have a tasty dish to please most vegetarians.

Kale and Semi-dried Tomato Rice Bake
3 eggs
Pinch cayenne pepper
1½ teaspoons salt
Pinch nutmeg
1 large grated onion, peeled and chopped very finely or grated
1 cup grated tasty cheese
¼ cup freshly grated parmesan
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups very finely shredded kale
½ cup chopped semi-dried tomatoes
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce, optinal
4 cups cooked rice (brown or white)

For the topping
125g chopped bacon
1 tablespoon melted butter
½ cup grated cheese
1 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan

Turn oven to 170°C.  Grease a 20cm casserole dish.

Whisk the eggs lightly, then add the cayenne, nutmeg, onion, salt, rice, grated cheese, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, silver beet or spinach, semi-dried tomatoes, milk and rice in a large bowl and mix together very well.

Pour into the casserole dish and top with the chopped bacon, then drizzle over the melted butter, or top with grated cheese, if using.

Bake for about half an hour or until set.

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