Rice Sand Castles Recipe
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Rice Sand Castles Recipe

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Cooked rice and frozen vegetables hurry along the preparation of this savory side dish. Simply press the cheesy mixture into measuring cups with the back of a spoon and stack them to make individual sand castles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3-3/4 cups cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 222 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted, stirring twice. To make sand castles, pack rice mixture into 1/2-cup and 1/4-cup measures; unmold and stack on dinner plates. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Rice Sand Castles in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p61

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