Magnificent Cheesy Brown Rice Recipe -
Magnificent Cheesy Brown Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Magnificent Cheesy Brown Rice

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"This recipe is magnificent because it has plenty of veggies rice. It's cheesy because it has fat-free Cheddar cheese. And, it's delicious because all of these flavors blend together to make a delicious side dish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Bring the brown rice, and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  2. Prepare a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook the bell pepper and onion until lightly browned; stir into the cooked rice. Add the Cheddar cheese and continue stirring until the cheese has melted completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2009

We really enjoyed this. I was trying to use some veggies before they went bad, so I used yellow bell peppers, green onion and halved grape tomatoes. Like another reviewer, I cooked my rice in chicken broth. Then I just tossed it with the veggies and cheese, added some garlic powder and baked at 350 until my entree was done. I will definitely make again and probably continue to experiement with this basic recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2011

This was creamy and had good intentions, but it was a little bland for us. I will probably make this again, but tweak it for flavor. It's not bad though.

May 26, 2009

This is outstanding as written. I was short of onion, so I added "onion-onion" seasoning which adds garlic flavor also. Hubby loved it too, so next time I'll make more. When I make brown rice I make extra, so it is waiting in the refrigerator for the next time.

Apr 24, 2009

what a great idea to add cheese...all i did was use chicken broth instead of just plain water and stir in the cheese when it was done - i didn't have any peppers. it was very tasty - i've made it twice in the past week.

May 07, 2009

Very tasty! I used Minute Brown Rice-don't have the patience for conventional & salted the water with garlic salt. I also added broccoli, mushrooms and diced zucchini. It was a bit dry so I added some chicken broth. Even the non-rice lovers ate it all-proof that everything tastes better with cheese!

May 25, 2011

An easy and tasty recipe :) I usually add some broccoli to mine and everyone loves it - especially my 4 yr old who LOVES broccoli! Next time, will try mushrooms and the bell peppers :) This also makes a great stuffing for boneless skinless chicken breasts ^_^

Jul 11, 2011

Yummy! I made a few changes which is why I only rated 4 stars. I didn't have bell peppers, but I had so many jalapeno peppers from my garden. I added one jalapeno pepper chopped. I sauteed the pepper and onion and added about a cup of frozen broccoli which I let thaw slightly. I also boiled the rice in chicken broth to give more flavor. This is a keeper!

Dec 16, 2010

I wanted to use up some green onions, so I used them in place of the red onion and tried adding a garlic clove. It was good! I made it for just one serving and enjoyed it.


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  • Calories
  • 95 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

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

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