Cheesy Rice Bowl - Cafe McDonalds Style#SundayFunday

This Continental recipe is such that you will feel tempted to finish this dish in one go. This is an easy-to-make one-pot meal that can be served to your guests in a parties and get-togethers. This cheesy rice bowl is made of fried rice is made with a twist - boiled wheat grains are added to enriched with a combo cheesy white sauce and Italian spices.
Making this at home is so easy, tasty and you will have a clean and healthy bowl of meal.
½ Cup Wheat Grains
1 Cup Basmati Rice
Salt as required
For The Cheese Sauce
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1½ Cup Milk
2 -3 Cheddar Cheese Cubes - grated
Salt & Pepper to taste
For The Rice & Garnish
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Cup Mixed Veggies
Salt to taste
1 Teaspoon Sugar
½ Teaspoon Dried Oregano
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
½ Teaspoon Dried Basil
½ Teaspoon Red Chilly Flakes
2 Tablespoon Red Chilli Sauce
1 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves 

Wash and soak the  wheat grains in water for minimum 45 minutes .
Add this in the pressure cooker with 2 cups water and salt to taste, cover and on high flame take 4 whistles, after 4 whistles lower the flame for let continue cooking for another 15 minutes. Switch off the flame and let the cooker cool completely. Strain and it and reserve the water.
Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes. Then cook the rice with 6 times the water and a teaspoon of salt, on high flame till done yet the grain should firm and whole. Strain and let it cool.
For The Cheese Sauce
In a pan heat butter, add the flour, with a whisk cook it for 2 minutes stirring continuously add milk and stir to make a smooth sauce. Let it come to boil stirring continuously, add grated cheese and cook till cheese is melted, add salt, pepper and cook till it thickens. Remove from flame and keep aside.

For The Rice
Heat a kadai/pot add butter and oil then add the chopped vegetables and sauté them for a minute on high flame then add sugar, salt. Remove half of the vegetables into a bowl(this is for garnishing) add the oregano, salt, pepper basil, red chilly flakes , red chilly sauce , coriander leaves and saute on high flame for a minutes stirring continuously. Add the boiled wheat and rice and toss it well till they are coated with the spices , taste and adjust the seasonings. Switch off the flame.
To Assemble The Bowls
Pour the fried rice till the top pour ¼ cup of the cheese sauce or more as per your taste, top it with the sautéed veggies. 
Serve & Enjoy!!
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Loaded Veggie & Potato Soup In a Bread Bowl 
Mexican Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
Rice, One Bowl, Cheese, Whole Wheat, Main course, Continental Cuisine, Vegetarian, Sunday Funday, Mixed Veggies

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. When I read your recipe title, Sneha, I did a quick search to find that McDonald's in India introduced two rice bowls back in 2018. Who knew? Your homemade version is probably better!

  2. That is a unique bowl recipe. Like how you've added wheat to the rice.

  3. Sneha, this is something new to me, never tried rice and cheese together. Looks good