Mom's California Rice

Alice C


This is an old recipe of my Mom's, passed along to me.


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30 Min
30 Min


  • 8 slice
  • 1/2 c
  • 3/4 lb
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 pkg
    dry onion soup mix
  • 1 c
    canned tomatoes, mashed up
  • 1 1/3 c
    instant rice
  • 1 c
    grated sharp cheddar

How to Make Mom's California Rice


  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Crumble and set aside. In same pan, using bacon drippings, add celery and mushrooms. Fry until tender.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the boiling water, tomatoes, soup mix, rice and 1/4 cup of cheese. Add celery and mushroom mixture as well as the crumbled bacon. Mix it all together and put in a 2 quart baking dish.
  3. Cover with remaining cheese and bake at 375 F for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.

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About Mom's California Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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