Try this Gluten Free alternative to your favorite Mac and Cheese recipe! Use Mahatma® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice Naturally Flavored with Garlic & Olive Oil to give it a more sophisticated touch.
Melt the butter in a skillet set over medium heat; stir in the rice, cream cheese and milk. Cook, stirring often, for 5 to 8 minutes or until creamy and the rice is heated through.
Remove from heat; stir in Cheddar. Mix for about 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with green onions before serving.
Mac and cheese has got to be the ultimate comfort food for kids and adults alike. But, have you ever thought about trying your favorite recipe out with rice? Same great rich and creamy cheese flavor made with your favorite rice variety– and not to mention it’s Gluten Free!
How can you make mac and cheese with rice? Easy, first, heat butter in a skillet and after it has melted, brown the cooked rice with cream cheese and milk until it reaches the desired creamy level. Next, add in more cheese and let it melt so that your dish has that extra creamy and gooey consistency. Adjust the level of cheese you add to your liking–if you want more cheese, we won’t judge!
Use this stovetop rice dish as a comforting main or side dish. If you’re not in the mood for flavored rice, no problem, try it out with our Jasmine White Ready to Serve Rice. If you’re all about the comfort food life, you’ll want to check out this Broccoli and Cheese soup, taquitos dorados or a traditional Spanish paella recipe. If you want some thing a bit more Latin flavored try this Mexican Rice and Beans recipe a or this sweet Arroz con leche recipe.
Try this recipe out substituting Gouda or Gruyère in for the Cheddar cheese, if desired. Top with crispy bread crumbs to add another layer of texture on top.
Make it lighter and use skim or 2% milk instead of whole.
To add a smokey flavor, mix in cooked and crumbled bacon, chopped hot dogs or a ground sausage for a heartier version. For a vegetarian version, add in your favorite tofu or plant-based product.