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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

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MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

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

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