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Cheesy Green Chili Rice Recipe
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Cheesy Green Chili Rice Recipe

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This creamy rice dish is a nice addition to a spicy meal. When I first tried it at a church potluck, I knew I had to have the recipe.—Laurie Fisher, Greeley, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups hot cooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 388 calories, 22 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 534 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook onion in butter until tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon half of the mixture into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the chilies and cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Green Chili Rice in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p197

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"I've made this recipe twice. Once with the original recipe (which was about 3 stars) and the second time I wanted to make a meal of it so I added some leftover chicken and it was a hit! So from now on we will be making this with chicken (so much better) and a side salad to round out the meal. Hope this helps!"

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Delicious. Even my dad, who doesn't like cottage cheese or sour cream, had seconds."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This was good, but not great. It definitely needs something extra, so I'll have to play around with it next time I make it. I'll definitely be adding more cheese, as it seemed to be almost non-existent among all the rice."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"Did not look like the picture or taste anything like expected. This was not a hit on our table!"

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

"I thought it was fantastic. We ate it with salsa and it was great."

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