Ronald Reagan's Rancho Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

Rice,Cheese, Green Chilie Casserole. I'm posting this for the 2008 Election Eats Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in butter until limp, add rice,cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt & pepper, mix well.
  2. In a greased casserole dish, layer rice mixture, chilies, 1/2 cup cheese; repeat ending with a layer of rice. (reserve 1/3 cup cheese for topping).
  3. Bake for 25 minute at 375°F; remove from oven top with 1/3 cup cheese and bake 10 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

I love this recipe it is so good. It is the perfect comfort food. I love it because there's lots of cheese in it.

Cupcake-Princess December 09, 2009

I am sorry to say that I was disaptointed.I did use orzo,which we love,but the dish was dry and did not have much flavor,perhaps I did something wrong...but made it just like the recipe says.

Chef Els November 22, 2009

I thought this was really good. My DH said it was just okay. I cut the recipe in half and still had a ton leftover. I tried it cold today and thought it was quite good. I'm trying to figure out what to add to serve as a cold salad tomorrow. I like the idea of adding corn I think that would work well. It was quick and easy and I would make it again. Thanks for posting!

Starweaver July 07, 2009