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california rice

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

A good friend gave me the recipe for this dish a few days ago and I cannot wait to try it. What a comfort food meal! Photo:

(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For california rice

  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    (1/2 stick) butter
  • 4 c
    cups cooked white rice
  • 2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 3 sm
    cans green chiles, drained
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • chopped parsley

How To Make california rice

  • 1
    In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until golden. Remove from heat and stir in rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Lightly mix.
  • 2
    Layer half the rice mixture in a buttered 9x13-inch baking dish, then half the chiles, and sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  • 3
    Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve.