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Pimento Cheese Rice | Magnolia Days

Pimento Cheese Rice

Pimento Cheese Rice is a creamy, cheesy side dish with flavors of a classic southern spread. Serve it with ham, pork, or chicken.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Renee Dobbs

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons grated sweet onion
  • 7 ounce jar diced pimento peppers drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 3/4 cups vegetable broth low-sodium recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, stir, and cook for 1 minute. Add rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add broth, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, about 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Use a fork to fluff rice. Add cheese and cream. Stir to combine until cheese has melted.

Recipe Notes

Pimento Cheese Rice is a creamy, cheesy side dish with flavors of a classic southern spread. Serve it with ham, pork, or chicken.