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Cheesy Green Chili Rice Recipe

Cheesy Green Chili Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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 chilies and cheese. Repeat layers.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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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msmonika User ID: 7440802 219070
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!"

2tall4ya User ID: 5914351 155098
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

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

Swtbby User ID: 5624547 207316
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."

MilFamChef User ID: 6113920 154419
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

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

MY REVIEW User ID: 1312771 70362
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

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

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 158939
Reviewed 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."

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