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Rice Sand Castles

 Rice Sand Castles
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
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.