Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
This recipe was made by a church member for the church staff when we were invited to her home for a Christmas luncheon. It is absolutely wonderful and everyone raved about it! We all begged her for the recipe and she was gracious enough to supply it. For the complete elegant meal that she served, please also check out "Dot's Vegetable Casserole", "Spiked Pork Tenderloin with Sunny Pear Chutney" and "Cherry-Cream Cheese Pie and Graham Cracker Crust". A meal that's a perfect "10"!
- 2 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 8 ounces monterey jack cheese, cubed or shredded
- 2 cups sour cream
- Bring the water to a boil, stir in the salt and rice, then cover and reduce heat to simmer.
- Cook until rice is just tender, about 20 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a skillet and saute the onion until golden.
- Stir in the chilies, salt, cumin, half& half, cheese, sour cream and cooked rice.
- Spoon into a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart (minimum) casserole- (slightly larger is better.) Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
This is super. DH said he could eat the entire pan. I used 1 large fresh chili instead of the canned, Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and an unidentifiable cheese that had been hardening in the frig. Voila - it was wonderful. It's so easy to make ahead that I'm going to double it for a big lunch crowd coming over this week. Thanks CookKelly
We had this for dinner tonight. We liked the flavor a lot but it turned out a little too watery for our tastes. I'd make it again, but either add more rice, or less liquid - plus a bit more seasoning. I don't now - maybe it needed to sit out longer since you had it at a luncheon? Thanks. MEP