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Cheesy Baked Rice {A Simple Side Dish}

Cheesy Baked Rice

Side dishes can often be boring and plain. And if your house is anything like mine, they are often the same side dishes over and over again. Side dishes are where I definitely lack creativity.

This cheesy baked rice recipe I am sharing today is not exactly super creative, but it is simple and delicious. This is one of those side dishes that I can serve my family over and over again and they won’t get tired of it.

It is simple, delicious, and budget friendly.

I love the fact that it is not only quick and easy to make it is also versatile.  I can serve it with roast, with pork, with eggs for more of a breakfast for dinner, or even as a main dish with a little bacon or sausage added.  It is also a great way to use up leftover rice.

This is one of those recipes that I think you find yourself turning to over and over again.


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  1. I would LOVE to see ways to spruce up veggie and more side ideas. I’m very boring when it comes to sides/veggies.

  2. Lydia Juerss says:

    Love this idea but think I’ll add some chopped veg stirred through (anything to get veg into my boys)

  3. I’m going to try this tonight with leftover turkey and peas!

  4. made this tonight and it was pretty bland for us but a great base for a good dish! Thought maybe toss in veggies next time, maybe some crumbled bacon, etc. But it was a great consistency! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for such a great recipe! Made it with a mountain of leftover rice I had and my picky family loved it!!
    I used 1 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder in place of the season salt and some of my family sprinkled their serving with bacon bits! I also used shredded velveeta mixed with the rice, instead of the cheddar. Definitely a keeper!

  6. I add frozen broccoli to this and it was great.

  7. Terrible, the directions make no mention of adding water. Without the addition of water, the rice isn’t cooked properly

  8. I’m making this for dinner and added in some sliced D’artagnan chicken and truffle sausage to make it a whole meal. I’m super excited to try it! Thanks for an easy recipe.

  9. TheFollowerVG says:

    It’s great by its own surprisingly!

    I made the dish and it’s simply amazing.
    Nothing needed on the sides 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe❤️!

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