This Green Chile Rice Sour Cream Casserole is the perfect side dish and is so easy to make! It has such amazing flavor that everyone will love!
Sour cream paired with rice makes a delicious combination. Add some cheese, throw in some green chiles and your tastebuds will thank you!
I made this recipe years ago and lost it. After I moved, I went through every scrap of paper and found it! Yay! The recipe came from one of those vintage church cookbooks.
Don’t you just love experimenting with unique recipes? When I see any recipe with diced green chiles, you know I will be testing it out.
This recipe is perfect for a cozy dinner at home. It pairs well with any meat – but especially roasted chicken. Add some candlelight and beautiful music playing in the background, and you have the recipe for a memorable evening.
You’ll want to keep an eye on the dish so it doesn’t burn. A golden brown top is what you’re striving for.
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Simple Ingredients Listing
- White rice
- Mild green chiles
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Sour Cream
- Salt & Pepper
Here’s a photo of the sprinkling of grated Monterey Jack cheese and the pads of butter.
Here’s How to Make Green Chile Rice with Sour Cream
Sour Cream Rice with Green Chile Ingredients
1 cup white uncooked rice
1 small can diced green chiles (4 oz)
1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
2 cups sour cream
4 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions for Making Creamy Rice Casserole
Cook rice according to the package instructions and drain.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cooked rice, can of green chiles, grated cheese, and sour cream. Leave enough grated cheese aside to sprinkle on top later. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Grease a 9″ x 9″ prepared baking dish or casserole dish and pour mixture into the pan. Sprinkle the extra cheese on top and dot with butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Printable Recipe for Cheesy Green Chile Rice Casserole
- 1 cup raw white rice
- Cook the white rice according to package instructions and drain.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cooked rice, diced chiles, grated cheese, and sour cream. Leave enough grated cheese set aside to sprinkle on top later. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Grease a 9" x 9" baking dish and spoon rice mixture in the pan. Sprinkle the extra cheese on top and dot with butter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 119Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g
Tips for Making Sour Cream Rice with Green Chiles
- You can substitute brown rice for white rice.
- Top with green onions for a beautiful garnish.
- Pepper Jack cheese or cheddar cheese can be substituted for Monterey Jack cheese.
- Serve this great side dish with the main course and green salads for the perfect comfort food.
- You can add diced onion or garlic for more flavor.
How long does this green chile rice recipe last in the refrigerator?
When stored in an airtight container, green chili rice will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
Can you freeze this Creamy Rice Casserole?
Because this dish contains dairy, it’s best not to freeze this side dish. Frozen dairy ingredients like sour cream do not reheat well and tastes grainy. The good news is – I doubt there will be any leftover rice because it will be gobbled up.
It’s time to dive in and enjoy every bite of this easy side dish! This recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
We’ve reached the end of Green Chile Rice with Sour Cream. I hope it becomes one of your favorite side dishes.
Let me know in the comments below if you tried this rice dish for your weeknight dinner and what you thought.
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