Chile Cheese and Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

A cheesy, good Mexican-influenced rice dish. I've served this often with great success. Originally from a local Methodist church cookbook from 20 plus years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix sour cream, green onions and chilies.
  3. Season rice with salt and pepper.
  4. Spray a 1 1/2 quart casserole with cooking spray and cover with half of the rice.
  5. Add a layer of half of the sour cream mixture and cover with half of the grated cheese.
  6. Repeat layers starting with rice and ending with cheese.
  7. Bake in a 350° oven until bubbly and the top is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.
  8. This can be assembled ahead and baked when ready.
  9. Increase baking time if refrigerated, covering the top with foil if it browns too quickly.


Most Helpful

WONDERFUL! We loved the combination of ingredients in this rice casserole. Creamy, cheesing and the onions and green chilies gave it just the right amount of zip. This is a winner, Leslie in Texas.

Merlot April 28, 2006

This was an easy dish to assemble and uses ingredients that I normally have on hand. I sucessfully halved the recipe. I used 4 cheese mexican cheese rather than cheddar and also added cilantro to the sour cream mixture before baking. Thanks for sharing your recipe Leslie in Texas.

Junebug February 23, 2003

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