I am super excited about today’s recipe! I am cooking my favorite Brazilian Ham & Cheese Baked Rice with UNCLE BEN’S®!
This is one of those super simple dishes that goes together in minutes and is the perfect kid-friendly meal!
I love creating meals that allows the whole family to get involved in the cooking process.
The UNCLE BEN’S® Brand is passionate about encouraging parents and kids to cook together, because families that eat and cook together have children who make healthier meal choices.
Because of this, the UNCLE BEN’S®Brand is hosting the fifth annual Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest to encourage children to get interested in cooking.
Ben’s Beginners™ provides a platform for parents to connect with their children one meal at a time, and makes cooking an enjoyable activity for every member of the family.
To help families get meals to the dinner table quickly, the UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® offers a wide variety of white, whole grain brown, specialty and flavored rice products that cook in just 90 seconds.
It’s cooking time people!
Thanks to UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® this is the easiest meal I’ve ever prepared!
Secondly, grate carrots and dice green onions.
While you wait all of 90 seconds for the Butter and Garlic UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® to cook why not beat a couple of eggs and mix them with cream?
Now it’s time to put our rice into a large bowl and mix in diced ham, lots of cheese, a few spices, and our egg/cream mixture.
Did I mention lots of cheese?
You guys all know how much I love cheese, and in this recipe we have mozzarella, cheddar, jack, and a little Parmesan!
Oh…don’t forget to top the casserole with a little extra ham and diced mozzarella!
Lastly, once all this goodness is mixed up nicely it’s time to place it into a greased casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Broil for 5 more minutes then garnish with a little chopped parsley and extra green onions.
Our Ham & Cheese Baked Rice is hot and ready and it’s time to eat! Enjoy.
To enter the Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest, parents with children in Kindergarten through eighth grade can submit photos of their families’ preparing a rice-based together.
More information about Ben’s Beginners™ is located at unclebens.com.
UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® can find it widely available at most grocery stores nationwide.
Ham & Cheese Baked Rice with UNCLE BEN’S®
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
4 packs UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE®, Garlic and Butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 carrots, grated
2 cups diced black forest ham, reserve 1/2 cup for topping
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup jack cheese, grated
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup mozzarella, diced, reserve half for topping
1 teaspoon creole seasoning or seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano, dried, crushed
1/2 cup green onions,
diced parsley and extra green onions to garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13X9 inch casserole dish.
Mix seasoning blend together and set aside.
Cook UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® according to package directions.
Beat eggs and cream and mix with 1/2 of the spice blend.
Remove UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® from packaging and place into a large bowl.
Top UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® with remaining seasonings, cream/egg mixture, grated carrots, ham, cheese, and green onions, mix well and place into casserole dish.
Top with remaining ham, diced mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Broil for 5 minutes more and garnish with green onions and chopped parsley.
Allow dish to set up for about 5 minutes before serving.
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