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rice casserole

Recipe by
Liz Kelly
San Jose, CA

My Sister's neighbor made this for us a few years ago and it is always popular at my house!

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For rice casserole

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    rice, short grain
  • 2 c
    sour cream, lite
  • 1/2 lb
    monterey jack cheese
  • 7 oz
    green chiles, diced (small can)
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter or margerine, (i use smart balance)
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese (freshly grated)

How To Make rice casserole

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan bring the water to a boil and add the rice. Simmer until the water is all absorbed. About 20-25 minutes. Allow this to cool.
  • 2
    While the rice is cooking, grease the bottom and the sides (lightly) of a 1 1/2quart casserole baking dish. I would say an 11 x 9 baking dish. Set aside.
  • 3
    After rice has cooled, mix together the cooked rice, salt and sour cream.
  • 4
    Spread 1/2 of this mixture evenly in the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
  • 5
    Evenly distribute the Shredded Jack Cheese and diced chilies across the rice.
  • 6
    Cover that layer evenly with the remaining rice mixture.
  • 7
    Dot the top with butter and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese across the top. If you like, you may add some more Jack cheese for topping.
  • 8
    Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven for approx. 30 minutes.