Baked Rice and Green Chili Casserole is Yummy!
My husband loves this Baked Rice and Green Chili Casserole!
He loves all things rice and pasta. He would have rice every night if he could. We don’t have rice every night, of course. But, he loves rice THAT much.
So, when I pulled this recipe out of my recipe archives and made it, he was such a happy man!
This baked rice and green chili casserole is creamy and flavorful. It’s the perfect accompaniment to steak, baked chicken or fish. It’s even a nice dish for company or to take to a potluck.
So, of course, I’ve been making it a lot lately which is OK by me.
It just uses four ingredients – cooked rice, chopped green chilis, sour cream and Monterrey Jack cheese. (It needs salt too. But, I don’t count salt as an ingredient:).
And, this Baked Rice and Green Chili Casserole is not expensive to make.
I’ve even turned it into a main dish before by layering rotisserie chicken in it. Yum! Just follow my recipe and add 2 cups (or so) of rotisserie chicken over the first two rice layers. It’s equally yummy and a bit more filling.
And, before I forget to give credit to the recipe goddess who invented this recipe, I discovered a modified version of this recipe in a West Texas cookbook called the Blue Denim Gourmet. The Blue Denim Gourmet was THE cookbook if you lived in the West Texas area in the 80’s. At least, it’s the cookbook that I grew up using and one that I still use a lot.
Let’s Talk About Rice Cookers
If you don’t have a rice cooker, this recipe is one of many reasons to get one!
Rice cookers make our lives so much easier! You don’t have to worry about burnt rice ever again.
Plus, it turns out the most delicious and moist rice ever!
And, this particular rice cooker Hamilton Beach Rice & Hot Cereal Cooker is inexpensive. You can buy a more expensive one but why? I bought it after reading a great online review on it. And, it’s lived up to its hype. Plus, it makes more than just rice! I love it and think you will too.
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I hope you try this easy, breezy recipe!
And, if you want another easy and delicious recipe to try, check out this corn and tomato salad!