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BBQ Cheesy Rice

A quick and easy side dish that pairs well with summer flavors. Great for potlucks and casual family dinners.
5 from 21 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, dairy free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Holly Gray


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons scallions chopped


  • Into a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot add the red onion. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently until softened. Add the garlic and continue cooking for an additional 1 minute.
  • Stir in the rice and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the water and stir in the barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Gently fold in the cheddar cheese and scallions. Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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