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Creamy Cheesy Rice

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This Creamy Cheesy Rice is such an easy to make side dish. Goes great with so many foods. I had mine with one of my older recipes, Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips, and it went well with it. Would also go great with steaks, most ground beef recipes and even Mexican, if you add some tomatoes and peppers to it.

Up close bite of creamy cheesy rice and shown on the plate with the main dish.

This rice could be made in an Instant Pot, just like The Buttered Home does with her Instant Pot Rice Recipe. Or, similar, you could use a Rice Cooker. I wore my rice cooker out and then moved on to the Instant Pot.

Or, if you would rather make stove top rice, why not try out Nut Free Wok’s How to Make Rice Recipe.

Whatever your preference is, heck you could even make boil in bag rice. Just have some cooked rice ready.

What cheese goes with rice?

If you like it, then try it. Just think of the melting factor and the stringiness factor. You could also try different combinations of rice vs cheeses to have a variety of flavors.

I used mild cheddar cheese in mine with white rice.

Plate with focus on the creamy cheesy rice

How to make cheesy rice?

Start with cooked rice. Then I added the following….

  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Sour Cream
  • All purpose flour
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

PS…this is for a large batch. Please change the serving size to match what you need.

Want to try and easier alternate cheesy rice?

My Queso Blanco Rice only has 3 ingredients. Boil in Bag Rice, Queso Blanco Cheese and Milk.

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Serving of Creamy Cheesy rice on plate.
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Creamy Cheesy Rice

This Creamy Cheesy Rice is such an easy to make side dish. Goes great with steaks, most ground beef recipes, fried foods, and even Mexican dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy rice, creamy cheesy rice, rice recipe, side dish recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Idle Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 333kcal


  • 4 Cups White Rice, Cooked
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp All purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder Can sub garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Green Onions, Chopped If desired, optional


  • Place cooked rice in a large bowl.
    Bowl of cooked white rice
  • Stir in butter. Then stir in remaining ingredients. Let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove cover, stir again.
    Close up of finished Creamy Cheesy Rice
  • Garnish with Green Onions, if desired. Serve
    Plate with focus on the creamy cheesy rice




Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 821IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg


  1. Oh man does this ever look good! I’m going to have to add this as a side to dinner sometime soon.

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