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Cheesy Green Chili Rice

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


6-8 servings

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
Cheesy Green Chili Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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 11x7-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the chiles and cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • texas911angel
    Feb 8, 2021

    Needed more seasoning. Very cheesy but needed more seasonings

  • msmonika
    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!

  • SamPhx
    Feb 7, 2012

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  • 2tall4ya
    Nov 28, 2011

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

  • Swtbby
    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.

  • MilFamChef
    Oct 23, 2011

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

  • onit123
    Aug 27, 2011

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

  • Marjade
    Aug 23, 2011

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  • carrie carney
    Nov 2, 2010

    This was not quite as flavorful as I had hoped, but it was a nice side for spicier mexican dishes and I would make it again, although I would add a little more onion and some garlic I think.

  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 22, 2010

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