Green Rice Casserole

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by flower7

I found this recipe in a casserole cookbook by James Villas and made some changes to suit my tastes. This makes a great potluck or buffet dish.

Top Review by Maito

This was a good quick dinner! Like others, I used low fat/non fat sour cream and ricotta (in much less quantities) and just a sprinkling of cheese on top to cut back the fat. It was still plenty creamy for us. We liked that the red pepper still had a bite, it was a nice contrast to the other ingredients, which were soft. I used brown rice, and halved the spinach. We thought the ratio was good. Next time I will double the chiles to increase the spice! We are big eaters, so this served little more than 2 people.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rice, 3/4 of the cheddar cheese, ricotta, sour cream, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix until well blended.
  5. Add the spinach, bell pepper, chiles, and green onions.
  6. Mix until well blended.
  7. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

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