Back to Southwestern Rice Bake

Print Options


Card Sizes

Southwestern Rice Bake Recipe

Southwestern Rice Bake Recipe

Whenever I have a hard time planning dinner, my husband requests his favorite bake. Often, I use it as an entree, served with warm tortillas. Other times, I eliminate the meat and present it as a spicy side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 1/2 pound ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Sliced ripe olives, chopped tomatoes and green onions, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the rice, beef, sour cream, 3/4 cup of Monterey Jack cheese, 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese, chilies, salt and pepper.
  • 2. Spoon into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with olives, tomatoes and onions if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 612 calories, 36g fat (23g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 811mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Southwestern Rice Bake

Sort By :
keverwann User ID: 1807985 93296
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"We like this, but I used 1/2 pound of ground beef with 1/2 large onion and taco seasoning in place of the called for plain ground beef. I forgot the green onions, but added the black olives with the rice mixture and baked it. We ate it with fresh, diced tomatoes on top. Very good!"

mrs.mark User ID: 5436322 34875
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Delicious and so easy! I love one dish meals."

Loading Image