/ Rice Sides
bay leaf , crushed
green chiles, drained and halved with seeds
cheddar cheese, grated
1Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish (2-quart).
2In hot butter in large skillet, saute onion until golden about 5 minutes.
3Remove from heat; stir in hot rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt (optional), and pepper; toss lightly to mix well.
4Layer half the rice mixture in bottom of baking dish, then half of chiles; sprinkle with half of cheddar cheese; repeat.
5Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes, or until bubbly and hot. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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