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Pesto Cheese Rice with Corn

No recipe image available.Pesto-flavored havarti cheese, corn, onion and green pepper easily turn plain cooked rice into a flavorful pilaf.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1 cup corn
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) Wisconsin Pesto-Havarti cheese, shredded
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium saucepan, bring rice and 2 cups water to boil. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté onion and green pepper in oil about 4 to 5 minutes, until onion is tender. Set aside.
  3. Remove rice from heat. Stir in onion, green pepper, corn, cheese, pepper and salt. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.