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Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole

Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole

This Cheesy Mexican Rice Recipe is not only simple - but it goes with anything! Whether you want to put some chicken in before you bake it or serve it with your pork chops - this rice will be a family favorite!
4.56 from 25 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 290 kcal


  • 4 cups rice cooked
  • 1 1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1 can diced jalapenos
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt


  • If you need to cook your rice - using white rice place white rice, water, 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp Better than Bouillon in water (check package for measurements) and bring to a boil. Simmer with lid on for 20 minutes. Remove from heat for 5 min and fluff.
    4 cups rice
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Mix together cooked rice, sour cream, jalapenos (no need to drain) and cheese into a baking dish
    1 1/3 cups sour cream, 1 can diced jalapenos, 2 cups colby jack cheese, 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • If you'd like, top with french fried onions or tortilla strips
  • Bake for 20 minutes


Calories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 27.1gProtein: 10.7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9.7gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 1019mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 0.3gCalcium: 293mgIron: 2mg
Keyword rice, side
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