This Sweet Onion Casserole recipe is a wonderful combination of sweet onions, Swiss cheese, and rice. It makes a tasty side dish for any meal, from grilled meats to roasted poultry. A favorite in our home, you’ll get rave reviews every time you serve it.


¾ cup uncooked basmati rice
5 cups water
¼ cup butter
3 pounds sweet onions, coarsely chopped
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 ½ teaspoons salt
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided

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How To Make Sweet Onion Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, and sprinkle in rice. Stir, reduce heat to low, and simmer rice until it is half-cooked about 5 minutes. Drain rice, and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir onions until translucent but not browned, about 8 minutes. Mix cooked onions and butter in the skillet with rice; stir in half-and-half, salt, and 1 3/4 cup of Swiss cheese. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Swiss cheese over top.
  4. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven until rice is tender and top is lightly browned, about 1 hour.