Vegetarian Cheesy Rice Bowl

My cravings for McDonald’s Cheesy Rice Bowl during lockdown forced me to try and prepare this scrumptious recipe.


  • For Veg Rice
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice (Daavat)
  • 1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 – 4 Garlic Pods (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Carrot (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Capsicum (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup French Beans (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Corn (Boiled)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Schezwan Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • Salt to Taste
  • For Cheesy White Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Salted Butter (Amul)
  • 2 Tsp All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 2 Cup Milk
  • 3 Cheese Slice (Britannia)
  • Mixed Herbs


Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes

  1. For veg rice – Take a saucepan, add 5-6 cups of water,1/2 tsp oil and some salt. Let it boil. Now add rice and cook it on medium flame till it is 90% cooked. Strain and give it a quick cold water wash and keep it aside.
  2. Take a Kadai, add oil and let it heat.
  3. Add chopped onion, saute for a minute on high flame. Add crushed garlic and ginger. Cook till the raw smell of garlic goes away and the onion turns translucent.
  4. Now add all the veggies and cook on high flame for 6-7 minutes by continuously stirring it.
  5. Add tomato ketchup, schezwan sauce, black pepper, garam masala and salt. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add the cooked rice and mix it very well. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes on low flame till your rice is cooked properly.
  7. For the cheesy white sauce – Take a saucepan, add butter in it and let it heat.
  8. Add maida and keep on whisking so that no lumps are formed. Cook this mixture till it turns pale yellow.
  9. Now add milk and keep on whisking the mixture continuously so that no lumps are formed. Let it come to a boil.
  10. Now add cheese slices and whisk it till all the cheese melts and gets properly incorporated.
  11. Garnish it with some mixed herbs.
  12. Finally, take a bowl to add your prepared rice to it and on the top of that add the cheesy white sauce on one side and serve hot.