Cheesy Confetti Rice Recipe -
Cheesy Confetti Rice Recipe
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Cheesy Confetti Rice

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"Rice combined with cheese and veggies create this colorful and tasty side dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat melt butter and stir in rice and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until rice turns golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Slowly add water, green chiles and chicken bouillon. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer until rice is tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in cheese, olives, pimientos and parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

This is great rice! Yummy! I omitted the olives and cheese (I guess you could sprinkle some cheese over your serving to melt but I just didn't think it needed it) and used a whole jar of diced pimentos. Very colorful and very tasty! This will accompany many maindishes in the future! Thanks Michele!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2008

We liked this pretty much - I didn't actually like it as much as I thought I would, given the ingredients. Maybe it didn't have enough flavor for my taste. I did leave out the olives, because we don't like them, so maybe they add the missing flavor. This recipe also made a ton! Way more than 6 servings for us, so we got tired of eating it over and over. I would still make it again, though, in a smaller quantity.


28 Ratings

Aug 07, 2006

I just made this chessy rice, i browned the rice w/ onion, gpepper,and garlic.i ommitted the olives and palmentto. A slice of american cheese& a handfull of italian cheese made this dish very good. i will make this more often.

Jan 29, 2004

This was very good. I did add more green chili peppers because I love them. I also added garlic powder.

Jul 24, 2003

We really enjoyed this...very creamy & tasty.

Feb 17, 2007

Oh MY! This was delicious, yummy, tasty, and really looks good too. Very colorful, makes a great presentation both in taste and sight! I will make this again! I followed the recipe entirely, but didn't have pimentoes, so used roasted jarred red peppers. No monterey either, just some four cheese shredded mix. Super super super!

Dec 21, 2011

Really liked this, was looking for something different to serve along side my flounder.I browned the rice in butter then put in a bowl with the water and chicken bouillon, microwaved on high for 20 min.In same pan brown onions, garlic, half a green bell pepper. Stir the rest of ingredients into the bowl of rice. This was really good and different. Thanks

Jan 24, 2011

Made this rice to go with grilled pork steaks for a dinner with extended family. Everyone loved it and went back for seconds. Definitely added this one to make again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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