Green Chile-Cheese Rice Casserole
Rice, spinach and cheese make a rich and creamy combination pepped up with diced green chiles in this Green Chile-Cheese Rice Casserole.
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cups cooked white rice
- 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 3 cans (4 oz.) diced green chiles
- 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
Directions, Reviews, Nutrition
MELT butter in large skillet. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in rice, 1 1/2 cups cheese, spinach, sour cream, chiles and evaporated milk. Spoon into prepared casserole.
BAKE for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if desired.
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I make this all the time. Don't forget to top it with Green Pepper Sauce! So gooooood.
Easy and good - we ate it with tortilla chips and it reminded me of home (Texas).
Green Chili-Cheese Rice Casserole
I made this recipe because my husband and I are vegetarian. I substituted 2% milk for the evaporated milk and only made 1/2 recipe just for the two of us and we ate off that two meals. It is absolutely wonderful. We definitely will be sharing the recipe & baking it often.
Make it TEX-MEX
I added a can of Rotel tomatoes to give it a little zip. It gave it a real TEX-MEX flavor. The whole family loved it.
Big hit with all of my picky eaters. I made it exactly to the recipe. Next time, I will try another reviewer's suggestion and use jalepenos. We like spicy food.
Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 380
- Calories from Fat: 190
- Total Fat: 21g (33% of DV)
- Saturated Fat: 13g (66% of DV)
- Cholesterol: 80mg (26% of DV)
- Sodium: 300mg (13% of DV)
- Carbohydrates: 34g (11% of DV)
- Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
- Sugars: 6g
- Protein: 15g
- Vitamin A: 80% of DV
- Vitamin C: 20% of DV
- Calcium: 35% of DV
- Iron: 6% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.