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Green Chile Rice Casserole

Green Chile Rice Casserole

Green Chile Rice Casserole is scrumptious, super easy dish that starts with left over rice. 5 minutes to prepare, it’s a guaranteed family hit.

Green Chile Rice Casserole is a brain-dead simple way to make leftover rice into a tasty side dish … with only 5 minutes preparation. With just a few simple ingredients, you just layer rice, sour cream-green chile mixture, and shredded cheese into a casserole, bake, and voila! A dish everybody loves.

This is the kind of dish you can throw together when company shows up, take to a party, or just make for the family when they want a treat. Rice and green chiles go together like soup and sandwich, and with sour cream and cheese, this is definitely comfort food.

Personally, I like the simple dishes that only have a few ingredients the best – I’m more likely to make them again and again. So, put this one in your recipe box, and you’ll find it comes in handy over and over. Hope you like it!

Green Chile Rice Casserole
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 cups cooked rice (with or without salt)
  • 1 cup diced mild green chiles
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Montery Jack & Cheddar cheese
  • 6 green onions, sliced, about ½ cup
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the sour cream and green chiles.
  3. In a greased 1½ quart baking dish, layer half the rice, then half the sour cream and green chile mixture, half the shredded cheese, then half the green onions.
  4. Repeat the layers, reserving the onions until time to serve.
  5. Bake uncovered until bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, top with remaining green onions, and serve


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