Howdy. Does anybody have a fast, good tasting rice receipe for a potluck? Need by next Wednesday.

Much appreciated!

Cheese Pilaf

2 Tbsp. butter
1 c. uncooked rice
1 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 c. chicken bouillon
2 cloves garlic
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350º

Heat butter and oil: add garlic, crushed fine with a little salt, and the rice. Sauté until rice begins to color.

Pour into a baking dish; add bouillon; cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Remove from the oven; add cheese; stir until cheese has melted and is mixed well with the rice

Serves 4

Quick, Easy -N- Fast Parmesan Rice Recipe

2 T. butter
3 C. cooked rice
1/2 oz. dried mushroom blend, rehydrated and chopped
1/4 C. frozen petite peas, defrosted
1/2 C. grated parmesan cheese

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add rice, mushrooms and peas; cook until heated through (about 5 minutes). Add parmesan; stir until well blended.

Chicken & Rice Casserole
Prepare in advance and store in the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner.

* 2 cups cooked rice
* 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken breast meat
* 1 can (12 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
* 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
* 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
* 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
* 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
* 1 tablespoon diced jalapeños (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole dish.

COMBINE rice, cheese, chicken, evaporated milk, onion, eggs, cilantro, butter and jalapeños in prepared dish; stir well.

BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

PREPARE as above; do not bake. Cover; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Uncover.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BAKE for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Creamy Seafood Over Rice

6 cups cooked white rice, kept warm
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3/4 cup water
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 pkg. (16 oz) peeled, cooked shrimp (or crab)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
3/4 tsp OLD BAY Seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce or to taste, (optional)

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, green pepper, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in evaporated milk, water and tomato paste. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture slightly thickens. Stir in shrimp, parsley, seasoning, salt and hot pepper sauce. Cook until heated through.

Serve over rice.

Note: If a spicier dish is desired, substitute Creole seasoning for the OLD BAY.

Asian Chicken and Rice
1 T. vegetable oil 4 boneless chicken breast 1 can golden mushroom soup 1 1/2 c. water 1 pkg. dry teriyaki seasoning 1 ( 16 oz. ) pkg. frozen stirfry vegetables 1 1/2 c. uncooked minute rice
Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken, cutup and cook until browned. Remove chicken add soup, water, seasonings and vegetables. Heat to a boil, stir in rice. Top with chicken. Cover and cook on low 5 minutes or until done.

Mushrooms and Rice
1 can french onion soup 1 can beef consumme 1 can water 1/2 stick butter 1 4 oz. can mushrooms
Microwave on high 10 minutes. Add : 1 c. long grain rice
Microwave 10 minutes more. Let stand covered 10 minutes before serving.

California Rice Casserole
1/4 c. butter 1 c. choped onion 4 c. cooked rice 2 c. sour cream 1 c. cream style cottage cheese 1 bay leaf crumbled 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 3 ( 4 oz. ) cans whole green chilies, halved lengthwise 2 c. sharp shredded cheddar cheese chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375. Lightly buter a 13 x 9 inch pan. Saute onion in butter. Remove from heat stir in hot cooked rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt and pepper mix well. Put 1/2 of rice in bottom of dish, then 1/2 of chilies and 1/2 of cheese. Repeat. Bake uncovered 25 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.