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Caramelized Onion Dip (French Onion Dip)
Appliance: Rice Cooker - 4 to 8 cup capacity
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This recipe is part of the Gluten Free and Pot Luck Collections
   2 cups diced onion
   1 1/2 teaspoon canola, grape seed or peanut oil
   Pinch of salt
   16 ounces sour cream
   3/4 cup mayonnaise
   1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
   1/2 teaspoon salt
   1/4 teaspoon pepper

Add the onion to the inner bowl of your rice cooker, separating the pieces as you do so. Add the oil and mix together gently but thoroughly, until all onion pieces have been coated. Your hands may work best for this. Cover and push Cook button. Use white rice setting, if applicable.

Cook, stirring every two to three minutes, for ten minutes and then add a pinch of salt. Continue to cook, stirring every two to three minutes, until rice cooker switches to Keep Warm. At this point, the onions will be cooked, but only very lightly caramelized.

Stir onions, cover, and push the Cook button again. After two to three minutes, the machine will switch back to Keep Warm. Repeat stirring and restarting rice cooker until the onions have reached your desired level of caramel color and flavor. As many as 10 or more times may be needed for the deepest caramel.

Remove onions from rice cooker and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients and cooled onions. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour before serving.

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