Helen's Cheese Rice

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by 2Bleu

I got this quick and inexpensive recipe from my friend Helen in Rocky Mount, NC when our kids were young. I still make it to this day. It's a favorite for kids and adults and easily re-heatable in the microwave. This dish is not a 'creamy' rice, You will actually taste the cheese. :)

Top Review by Nasseh

I made this using instant rice. I halved the recipe & added in some pepper & about 2 tbsp of canned milk. Very quick & tasty, thanks! Made for PRMR Tag

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, add rice, water, salt, and butter. Stir and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes (do not open lid).
  3. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and add the cheese slices. Give a quick stir and quickly cover the pot again. Let sit for 5 more minutes. Remove lid, stir well, and serve.

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