Roasted Rice

This sweet rice dish is an excellent starch side dish to any meal, period or otherwise.


Country: Italy
Century: 16th



  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 oz. grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz. shredded mozzarella
  • 2 oz. sugar

Cook rice with water. Mix rice, sugar, and parmesan cheese and put into a baking dish (9x9). Cover rice with mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350°F until mozzarella begins to brown (about 15-20 minutes).


Original Recipe Sources

Source [Opera dell'arte del cucinare, Bartolomeo Scappi; Louise Smithson (trans.)]; Rice roasted in the oven with cheese, sugar, and slices of mozzarella.


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