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 with chicken, beef, and fish. This one-pan dish is a delicious meal side.

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 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 plain white rice, I also love this jazzed-up version. It’s ‘fancy’ enough to serve guests but oh-so-easy to make. 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


This recipe serves 12. A mixture of rice, garlic powder, mushrooms, and a handful of other ingredients makes 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 reduce 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.

Food on a spoon.

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!)

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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 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 4-ounce jar pimentos diced or sliced
  • cup almonds slivered
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon 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.



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.

5 from 3 votes (1 rating without comment)

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