Spicy Mexican Cheesy Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Serve this as a main dish or, in smaller servings, as a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cooked rice with cheese, chilies, and green onions.
  3. Mix together.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, Recaito, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Add to rice mixture and stir thoroughly.
  6. Spray an oven-proof casserole dish with vegetable oil spray.
  7. Spread rice mixture in casserole bake uncovered for approximately 30–40 minutes until cheese melts.
  8. Top with additional cheese, if desired.
Most Helpful

Really excellent! I cooked the rice the night before and refrigerated it. I then added the rest of the ingredients the next morning and chilled. All it took was heating (I put extra cheese on top) and it made a great side dish for a carne asada meal. Great for a large crowd!

CindyTS August 12, 2002

We loved this casserole. To make it more of a meal, I added a can of rinsed and drained black beans. I imagine to get even more protein in there you could add some crumbled tempeh. We'll try it that way next time!

EveryoneLovesaSpringer December 15, 2009

Fantastic meal! Brings a true flavour of Mexican food to the table!

MD1947 March 01, 2014