Beat together eggs and sugar about a minute. Mash cheese slightly and mix with milk and lemon peel; add to egg mixture. Beat or process in blender until smooth. Stir in rice. Pour into a buttered 9-inch square baking dish. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Serve warm. Top with lemon sauce, if desired.
Makes 9 servings.
Leftover cake may be covered with foil and reheated at 250F about 30 minutes to restore its original fresh moist texture and delicious flavor.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana