Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: Serves 4-6
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup basmati rice, uncooked
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup cubed cooked ham
- 1/2 cup bottled Alfredo sauce
- 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed OR chopped leftover asparagus
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 16 (9" x 14") sheets frozen filo dough, thawed
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese, divided
Place one filo sheet on a cookie sheet and brush with butter. Layer seven more filo over the first sheet, brushing each with butter. Spread half of the rice and ham mixture over one-third of the stacked filo on the 14" side, leaving a 1 inch border on three sides. Cover with the half of the remaining cheese.
Begin to roll up the filo, starting with the long end. You'll only be able to roll the dough over one and a half times; that's okay. Using two spatulas, place on a RIMMED cookie sheet (the butter will melt and make a mess in your oven if you don't used a rimmed sheet). Brush with butter and cut a few slits in the filo roll. Repeat with remaining filo, butter, and filling to make two rolls.
At this point you can cover the rolls tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Add another 8-13 minutes to the baking time if the rolls are baked directly from the refrigerator.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the rolls are browned and crisp. Let it stand for 10 minutes before cutting each roll into thirds for serving. The filling is hot!