California Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This one has been a hit everywhere I take it! It couldn't be any easier to make, AND you can prepare it ahead of time, AND it gets rave reviews - all of which makes you a rock star!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease bottom of 9" x 13" casserole dish with butter or cooking spray.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Saute onions in butter until very soft, stirring constantly. Add garlic during last two minutes of cooking.
  4. In large bowl combine cooked rice, onion/garlic/butter mixture, sour cream, cottage cheese, chilis, salt and pepper.
  5. Layer half the rice mixture in bottom of casserole dish and top with half of shredded cheese. Repeat with remainder of rice mixture; top with remainder of cheese. (If making ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap after everything is assembled and refrigerate up to a day. Remember to let your dish come to room temperature before you place it in the oven.).
  6. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.


Most Helpful

This was very good-- I had to adjust my casserole dish as I added ingredients, because it kept getting bigger. I'm sure it can cut in 1/2 with no problem. My neighbor loves rice, and I make this for her when she comes to dinner.

didyb January 20, 2009

This recipe was quick, easy, and tastes really good. Thank You.

embutterfly75 June 27, 2007

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