Side dishes can often be boring and plain. And if your house is anything like mine, they are often the same side dishes over and over again. Side dishes are where I definitely lack creativity. This cheesy baked rice recipe I am sharing today is not exactly super creative, but it is simple and delicious. This is one of those side dishes that I can serve my family over and over again and they won’t get tired of it. Like I said, it is simple and delicious but also budget friendly. I love the fact that cheesy baked rice is not only quick and easy to make, it is also very versatile. I can serve it with roast, with pork, with eggs for more of a breakfast for dinner, or even as a main dish with a little bacon or sausage added. It is also a great way to use up leftover rice. This is one of those recipes that I think you find yourself turning to over and over again.
In a bowl mix all ingredients using only half the cheese. Spread into a greased 8×8 pan or similar casserole type dish and spread remaining cheese on top.
Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes or until heat through and cheese is nice and melted. Serve cheesy baked rice warm.