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Onion Soubise
by Andrew Luzmore, Katchkie Farm Intern

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Soubise (pronounced sou-beez) is a traditional French recipe of sweet onions cooked with white rice and a little cheese. It is a great accompaniment to meat, fish, or vegetables.


1 1/4 pounds sweet white onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons white rice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Sea salt, to taste


Preheat an oven to 325F degrees. In a saucepan of boiling water, cook the rice for 3 minutes and then drain. In an oven-proof pan, melt the butter and add the onions with a large pinch of salt. Cook over medium heat until softened. Add the rice and cream, and bring to a boil. Adjust the seasoning with more salt if needed. Cover the pan and bake in the oven until the onion is tender, about 30 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 400F degrees. Stir in the cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Let the pan cool for 10 minutes and serve. 

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