Cacio e Pepe Rice with Chicken

The classic Italian flavors of Cacio e Pepe, cheese and pepper, work nicely with Minute® Rice for an easy and delicious meal.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
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COOK TIME 5 mins
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TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Loaded with cheesy, peppery goodness, all mixed together with warm and comforting Ready to Serve White Rice, this Cacio e Pepe adds a delectable Italian touch to your table, ready in only 10 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Prepare white rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss together chicken, peas and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH heat for 60 to 90 seconds or until chicken and peas are heated through.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice, Parmesan and pepper.

    Ingredient Variations

    Substitute olive oil for butter if desired.

Quick and Easy Italian Dinner

Give your meal an elegant feel in minutes by recreating this well-known restaurant-style recipe, all you need are 10 minutes and just a few simple ingredients!

We’ve taken all the traditional flavor of the classic Italian spaghetti dish and swapped in our hearty and convenient white rice. When mixed together, the shredded Parmesan cheese with black pepper and rice offers a velvety, creamy bite with a kick. The cooked chicken breast helps to add a bit of extra protein while the green peas provide a sweet contrast to the pepper.

This foolproof meal makes for a perfect lunch on the go or to savor on a quick lunch break. If you want to make this a family dinner, be sure to double or triple the ingredient amounts as needed.

Simple Comfort Food

When life gets you down for whatever reason, there’s nothing like a warm and creamy rice dish to pick yourself back up, especially if it comes together in just a matter of minutes. So, beat the blues with some easy and tasty comforting meals!  Do just that with our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and make a quick, filling and complete meal in as few as 5 minutes!

And, it doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen to prepare something that will warm you up from the inside out. See for yourself and prepare any of our comfort food for cold weather dishes or choose your grains of choice and top with a few flavorful ingredients. Try out our Italian Meatball and Grain Bowl or even a sweet and Creamy Mushroom Rice. Keep these recipes in your back pocket for comfort food at its best and create dishes that are big on flavor with only a few simple ingredients!