Creamy Cheese Rice Recipe
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Creamy Cheese Rice Recipe

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THE best part about this recipe is that it's great both hot or cold. It's a dish I make often since cheese and rice are staples in my pantry and because it travels well, I like to take it to a picnic or a barbecue.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2/3 cup) equals 216 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, rice and salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and parsley if desired. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Stir until blended. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Cheese Rice in Reminisce Extra March 2007, p52

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"My husband, who hates rice, couldn't stop eating this. I've used instant rice also with good results."

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