Cheesy Confetti Rice


Rice combined with cheese and veggies create this colorful and tasty side dish.

Cheesy Confetti Rice
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained

  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • ¼ cup sliced ripe olives

  • ½ (4 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat melt butter and stir in rice and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until rice turns golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Slowly add water, green chiles and chicken bouillon. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer until rice is tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in cheese, olives, pimientos and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 168mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.