Kugel is one of those words that doesn’t really have a good English translation. It’s not quite a casserole, or a pudding, but those are probably the closest descriptions.
Traditionally kugels were fried, and since most frying pans are circular, the kugels came out round, which is where the name comes from. Nowadays, kugels are typically baked in square or rectangular pans.
This is a brown rice kugel that is tasty, nutritious, and gluten-free. It’s similar to rice pudding, but a little more solid so you can cut it into pieces.
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