Chili Cheese Rice

Liz Engelbert Recipe

By Liz Engelbert Cobbler

10 Min
30 Min

I received this recipe from a co-worker many years ago.There is never any left. The recipe below is the basic recipe, but have fun adjusting it to your taste. It is very easy to adjust the heat. I have also cooked the rice with a can of cheddar soup for added cheese flavor and also added fresh roasted peppers or some pickled jalapenos for extra heat. I usually make one mild and one hot batch. I stated in another post that I have one friend who always asks me to bring her an extra tray because she uses it for breakfast by cooking it with some scrabbled eggs. She likes hers hot!

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3 c
cold cooked rice
1 c
sour cream
4 oz
diced green chilies
2 1/2-3 c
cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix cold rice and sour cream together.
In a casserole dish layer 1/2 of the rice mixture 1/2 green chilies, and 1/2 the cheese. Repeat.
Cover and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Remove cover and bake another 15 minutes.
When making in large quantity I usually just add the green chilies to the rice mixture and for the hot dish layer on extra hot peppers. As for cheese I usually use a mixture of Jack and cheddar and again for the people who like it hot use pepper jack and cheddar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rice, #cheese, #chilies

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Emma Johnston sisterem
Dec 16, 2011
Thanks Liz for your recipe. I am going to try it.
Martha Benner Marti37
Dec 16, 2011
Thank you so much for the recipe and I will try it this next week. Just got a Spanish rice recipe from my files and I am going to get it posted on here.
Dec 16, 2011 - J White Harris shared this recipe with discussion groups: Rice is Nice Group Some Like It Hot -- Muy Caliente!
Liz Engelbert Cobbler
Dec 19, 2011
Hope you all enjoy.
Feb 6, 2014 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN" (PLEASE, Mexican foods and drinks ONLY)
Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Feb 6, 2014
Liz, T=I shared this with my discussion group. The group is called, "EVERYTHING MEXICAN". I would like to invite you to my group. Just click hope to see you there. Bobby