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5 from 1 vote

Pizza rice bowls

Gooey, cheesy tomatoey rice with all my favourite pizza toppings - use whatever toppings you like!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main meal
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy rice, italian rice, pizza rice, rice bowls, tomato rice
Servings: 3 people
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 210 g (~ 1 cup) long-grain white rice (e.g. basmati)
  • 2 tbsp oil, divided
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium mushrooms, sliced or diced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced (I used yellow)
  • 100 g (~ 1/2 cup) tinned sweetcorn
  • 2 tbsp sliced black olives
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 400 ml (~ 1 1/2 cups) pizza sauce
  • 125 g (~ 1 cup) grated mozzarella cheese


  • Boil the rice in plenty of water until cooked.
  • Meanwhile, heat a dash of oil in a frying pan, and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a medium heat for a few minutes until soft and fragrant.
  • In a separate pan, heat another dash of oil, and add the mushrooms and peppers (or whatever pizza toppings you've chosen). Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft. Add the sweetcorn and black olives, along with the thyme and oregano. Cook for a couple more minutes.
  • When the rice is cooked, add the sautéed onion, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Mix well, and keep it over a low heat until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve the pizza rice mixture topped with the veggies.