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fiesta mexican rice casserole

a recipe by
Pamela Rappaport
The Villages, FL

I always cook extra rice so I'll have some for dishes like this. If you like enchiladas you'll love this dish.

serves 4 to 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fiesta mexican rice casserole

  • 3 c
    cooked rice, leftover is fine
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1
    small can chopped green chilies
  • 1
    10 ounce can enchilada sauce, i use old el paso
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano leaves
  • 1 can
    corn kernels, drained
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese - cheddar, mexican blend, monterrey jack, your choice!
  • shredded lettuce, diced avocado, fresh lime juice, chopped tomatoes

How To Make fiesta mexican rice casserole

  • 1
    Saute onion in the oil until soft.
  • 2
    Add green chilies, enchilada sauce, sour cream, and all the spices. Mix and heat through.
  • 3
    Mix rice and corn and pour the mixture over the rice and mix well.
  • 4
    Place the mixture in a greased 8x8 casserole.
  • 5
    Top with the grated cheese.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.
  • 7
    Note - I like to serve this topped with shredded lettuce, chopped avocado, and fresh lime juice. But it's good on it's own.