Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Quick, Easy, Healthy: Cheesy Rice

My kids love this recipe. It's our staple in place of macaroni and cheese. Unfortunately, unless it's in a box that has a K on it, my kids won't eat macaroni and cheese. I can't remember the last box I bought. If we have a craving for cheese and carbs at lunch time, this is what goes on the table.

Provided the rice is leftover rice from dinner or we have another box that comes from Uncle somebody, this qualifies as quick.

If you like "rice and beans" as made famous by a financial guru whose initials are D.R., then this will be just down your alley (you could even add frugal to that wonderful list of adjectives in the title!).


Cheesy Rice

What You Need:
Leftover brown rice (or quickly cook some of the pre-boiled stuff from a box, just make sure it's not white rice, please!)
Shredded cheese (any kind, any amount you like)
Beans (optional)
Salt, pepper and spices to taste

What You Do:
Put rice into individual bowls. Let kids top it how they want. Microwave each bowl for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir together and enjoy!

Disclaimer: This recipe was tested in my kitchen which wasn't quite presentable enough to include a photo of. The amount of servings depends on how hungry my kids are and the preparation time depends on the number of diaper blowouts, sibling spats and rescue-the-baby-from-consuming-refrigerator-magnets drills.

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