Mexican Baked Rice Casserole

Stacy Goodall


Found this in Gourmets 50th Anniversary issue (Sept 2006). Looks fabulous. If it has cheese, cream and cilantro I know I'll love it!


★★★★★ 1 vote

50 Min
25 Min


  • RICE

  • 2 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    long-grain white rice

  • 2
    poblano chiles, fresh, sometime called pasillas
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    onion, chopped, plus
  • 2 Tbsp
    onions, chopped
  • 1
    garlic clove, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    whole kernel corn, canned and drained
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 1/4 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese, grated, about 9 ounce

How to Make Mexican Baked Rice Casserole


  1. Char chiles over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides, turning occasionally.
  2. Wrap in plastic and cool 10 minutes. Peel, seed and chop chiles.
  3. Bring 2 cups water, butter and salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Add rice, return to boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 16 minutes.
  5. Transfer rice to large bowl; cool rice, stirring occasionally with fork.
  6. Butter 2-quart shallow baking dish.
  7. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add 1/4 cup onion and garlic, sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes.
  9. Add chopped chiles; sauté 1 minute.
  10. Add chile mixture and corn to rice in bowl.
  11. Whisk sour cream, cilantro and 2 tablespoons chopped onion in small bowl.
  12. Add sour cream mixture and cheese to rice, stir.
  13. Transfer rice mixture to prepared dish.
  14. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Let stand 2 hours at room temperature before continuing).
  15. Preheat oven to 325°F Bake rice until sides are light brown and mixture is heated through, about 25 minutes.

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About Mexican Baked Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican

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