Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My daughter's boyfriend's mom gave her a cookbook that was created by the Houston Ballet for their Nutcracker Christmas Market in 1984. The recipes in the book were submitted by directors, choreographers, and dancers in the Houston Ballet that year. This recipe was submitted by Jeanne Doornbos, Soloist.


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Cook and crumble the bacon. Mince the jalapenos. Slice the Monterey Jack cheese into thin slices.
  2. Layer 1/2 of the rice in the bottom of a greased 8x8 casserole dish. Dot with butter and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover with 1 cup of sour cream, 1/2 of the jalapenos, 1/2 of the bacon, and 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese.
  4. Repeat the layers.
  5. Top with grated cheddar cheese and a sprinkling of paprika.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Nice zip from the jalapenos. I used the suggestion to make individual servings in ramekins, as there were only two of us. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews February 01, 2010

We really enjoyed this with our Mexican themed dinner party tonight. However, next time I think I will substitute the jalapenos for a can of rotel tomatoes with chilis. It was one of the best Mexican rice casserole dishes I have tried!

Cook4_6 June 05, 2009

Fabulous! This will go into my Favorites for 2009! I absolutely loved this combination, and I am not a rice lover. Don't leave out the jalepenos! I think they are what make the recipe. I will have to make this again without them to satisfy other's in the house, but for me this recipe is absolutely perfect as is! Made for 2008 Favorites Cookbook Tag!

breezermom March 18, 2009