Arkansas Au Gratin RIce

(from Lucianolinda’s recipe box)

Source: Pine Bluff County Club- Chef Jmie McAfee

Serves 20 people

Categories: Vegetables- rice


  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 oz. butter
  • 8 cups cooked long grain rice (cold)
  • 5 cups heavy whipping cream (save one cup for garnish)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. chopped parsley
  • 2 to 3 cups cooked protein (ground chicken, duck, beef, etc.)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Heat the butter in a skillet. Add the celery and green onions, and saute until tender.

  3. Combine the sautéed vegetables with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

  4. Transfer to 2 to 3 large casserole dishes and pour equal portions of the remaining cream over each dish. Cover each dish loosely with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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