Prepare rice according to package directions.
Combine hot cooked rice, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir until combined.
Transfer seasoned rice mixture to a greased 13" x 9" baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and paprika.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Christmas with Southern Living 2007
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