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French Onion Rice

  • RECIPE MAKES: 6 serves
  • PREP TIME: 20 min
  • COOK TIME: 40 min

Caramelized onion, “buttery” rice, and melted (dairy free) cheese, what’s not to like about this dish? Serve with a large salad for a complete meal.  Enjoy!

step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion, and saute over medium heat 15min. Add salt, lower heat, continue to cook further 10min., stirring frequently (you can cook longer for really delicious, well-done onion).  Transfer to a bowl.

step 2

To the saucepan, add 1 Tbsp butter, allow to melt, then add thyme and pepper, stir 1min., until fragrant. Add wine, cook, stirring until almost evaporated.

step 3

Add remaining butter, allow to melt, then add the rice, stirring 3-4min., until grains are toasted. Return ¾ of the onion to the saucepan. Stir to combine.

step 4

Stir in stock, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and cover.  Simmer 9-11min., until rice is tender. Remove from heat, stand (covered) 5min.  Remove lid, fluff rice gently with a fork.

step 5

Top with remaining onion, dairy free parmesan, thyme, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

step 6

Serve hot.




Leftover French onion rice stays fresh in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.  



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter or dairy free margarine
  • 4 large onions, peeled, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine, optional
  • 2 cups low protein rice (i.e., Mevalia)
  • 2 ½ cups vegetable stock
  • Dairy free shredded parmesan (i.e., Biocheese Parmesano)
  • Fresh thyme leaves, optional
  • Fresh lemon juice, optional