Extreme Rice

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This Extreme Rice has an amazingly rich flavor from the French onion soup, mushrooms, and pimentos. It’s an easy, side dish that goes perfectly with chicken, beef, and fish. This one-pan dish is a delicious meal side.

 Extreme Rice

Extreme Rice

Let’s face it, folks, rice is just one of those ingredients that you need in your pantry at all times. You can just do so much with it, dress it up, dress it down, heck, you can even make a dessert with rice!
Although I love just plain white rice, I also love this jazzed up version. It’s ‘fancy’ enough to serve guests, but oh-so-easy to make. Basically, you throw everything in a casserole dish and stick it in the oven! Truly, it’s that simple.
It’s “Extreme” because it’s extremely good!!
 Extreme Rice
 Extreme Rice ingredients


This recipe serves 12 and costs 17 cents per serving. A mixture of rice, garlic powder, mushrooms, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour.
When buying canned soup, look for low-sodium versions to cut down on unnecessary sodium.
Some bouillon and stock products contain gluten and some don’t. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.
Here’s an easy, healthy swap, you may want to substitute brown rice for white rice. 

 Extreme Rice

Extreme Rice is great served with Orange Jalapeno Marinated Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Grilled Steak with Red Wine Sauce or Orange Marmalade Pork Tenderloin

For dinner, I’d choose one protein item listed above, Extreme Rice, Caramelized Onion Tart, Peach Caprese Salad with Balsamic, and Skinny Bailey’s Banana Smoothie (as dessert and after dinner cocktail!)

Extreme Rice

Extreme Rice

This Extreme Rice has an amazingly rich flavor from the French onion soup, mushrooms, and pimentos. It's an easy, side dish that goes perfectly with chicken, beef, and fish. This one-pan dish is a delicious meal side.
Author: Paula
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 10-ounce can condensed French onion soup
  • 1 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 4-ounce jar pimentos diced or sliced
  • 1/3 cup almonds slivered
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • Mix all the ingredients together and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Bake uncovered 45 minutes. 
  • Check casserole and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes if it still isn't set. The broth and soup should be almost all cooked out of the rice.
  • Optional: Spread 1 cup grated cheddar cheese on top for the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  • Actually, the almonds are optional as well. But, if you opt out of all the goodies, well it just would not be Extreme Rice.



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Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Do you drain the mushrooms and piementos? I know the liquid level can affect the texture of the rice.

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  3. Hi Paula, this sounds so good. I love rice and I am always looking for new ways to fix it. Thanks so much for linking up this week at Transformed Tuesday. So glad to have you. Hugs, Peggy

  4. Pimentos are a small mild sweet pepper, they're pickled and soft. You could use roasted red peppers or sun-dried tomatoes. It'll change the flavor a little but still be good. I've used sun-dried tomatoes before and it's delish! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Paula

  5. Yummy, will have to make this soon! what are pimentos? can i substitute red bell peppers?

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