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Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese Rice combines the flavors of pimento cheese with white rice to create a cheesy, flavorful side dish. Rice is nice to serve as a side because it is so inexpensive.

Pimento Cheese Rice combines the flavors of pimento cheese with white rice to create a cheesy, flavorful side dish.

To make Pimento Cheese Rice, I started by cooking some onions in butter. I then added the rice and cooked it in chicken broth for extra flavor.

I used long-grain rice- Mahatma is my favorite.

I then stir in shredded cheddar cheese, a spoonful of mayonnaise for just a little creaminess, and some diced pimentos.

The result is a colorful, cheesy-tasting rice that would go perfectly with fried or roasted chicken.

But let’s face it. Rice can be a little lackluster. That’s why I like to add tons of flavor to it in recipes like this Parmesan Rice.

Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese is one of my favorite southern foods and I love to use it on things like burgers, pizza, and hot dogs.

If you’re not familiar with pimento cheese, it’s really simple to make. Essentially it’s a mixture of mayonnaise, shredded cheddar cheese, and diced pimentos.
To make Pimento Cheese Rice, I started by cooking some onions in butter. I then added the rice and cook it in chicken broth for extra flavor.

Pimento Cheese Rice

I used long-grain rice- Mahatma is my favorite.

I then stir in shredded cheddar cheese, a spoonful of mayonnaise for just a little creaminess, and some diced pimentos.

The result is a colorful, cheesy-tasting rice that would go perfectly with fried or roasted chicken.

Pimento Cheese Rice

 

Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese Rice combines the flavors of pimento cheese with white rice to create a cheesy, flavorful side dish. 
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 27 mins
TOTAL: 32 mins
SERVINGS: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained

Instructions

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add onion and cook until soft.
  • Add rice and stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in garlic powder, salt, and cayenne and reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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8 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Rice”

  1. Did I miss something? When did you put in the pimentos and cheese? How about the mayo? This does sound extra delicious but not quite sure when to add the last 3 ingredients. Before you cook it or after?

  2. Jane Couric

    The rice looks sooo tasty and amazing, i wonder if i can even come close to cooking up something like this on my own.

  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Pimento cheese is THE BOMB! Seriously, I could add it to ALL the things! I’ve never thought to mix it with rice – total genius move, Christin!! Gimme all the pimento cheesy rice! I bet this rice is crazy addictive! Worth every calorie though! 😉 Cheers!

  4. Ashley - The Recipe Rebel

    This rice looks AMAZING Christin! We always make plain rice but this is way better! SO creamy and full of flavor!

  5. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’m such a sucker for cheesy rice! This pimento version looks fantastic, Christin! I think I would devour this in no time!

  6. I’ve never tried pimento cheese before but it looks so comforting and delicious! I love how colorful it is and the flavors sound awesome!

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. This is fulfilling all of my cheesy, rice dreams! I kind of want to make this and stick it in a burrito. It sounds wonderful!

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