Magnificent Cheesy Brown Rice

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!"


55 m servings 95 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 44 Ratings


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 ...

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 ...

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 i...

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 ...

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...

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 p...

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.

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.

This was very plain and really had no flavor. My family did not like it at all. Would not make this one again.