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.
Total TimePrep/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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 222 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
Originally published as Rice Sand Castles in Quick Cooking July/August 2003