Cheese Soufflé

This recipe is a wonderful way to use up bits of cheese that are in your refrigerator or left over from a dinner party. Plus, it is an excellent dish for lunch or supper.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. brown rice flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup 2% milk, warmed
  • ¾ cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites, beaten stiff

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare two individual soufflé dishes (2 cups) by using 1 tablespoon butter for greasing the insides and then sprinkling the Parmesan around the bottom and up the sides.
  • Melt the remaining tablespoon butter in a frying pan and mix in the shallots. Cook for 3 minutes over medium high heat; then stir in the brown rice flour and seasonings. Cook and stir until well blended, an additional 2 minutes. Whisk in the warm milk. Continue to whisk and stir until very thick.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the Cheddar cheese. Beat the egg yolks and add 1 tablespoon of the hot cheese mixture into the yolks; then whisk in the rest. Fold in the beaten egg whites. Pour into the soufflé dishes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until brown and puffed. Serve immediately.