Cheesy Rice Casserole

Marilyn Says: This is a great side dish – goes well with ham.

Cheesy Rice Casserole
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cook time: 
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  • 1 c. raw long grain rice
  • ¾ lb. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ¾ lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 7 oz. green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Bring to a boil 2 c. water (½ tsp salt added). Add rice; stir well & cover. When it comes to a boil, turn to low & cover for 50 minutes without lifting the lid.
  2. Spray a 3 qt. oven-proof casserole with nonstick vegetable spray. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Bake in preheated oven 45 minutes uncovered. Serve hot as a side dish.


Mexican Beans & Rice

6 Servings
206 Cal; 1g Fat (6% calories from fat); 6g Pro; 41g Carb; 0mg Chol; 319mg Sod


1 c. long-grain white rice, uncooked ½ tsp olive oil
1 c. onions, chopped 1 c. celery, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced 15 oz. pinto beans, canned, drained, & washed
8 oz. no-salt-added tomato sauce ½ c. water
1 tbsp ketchup 1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp hot pepper sauce


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. 
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat add onions, celery, & garlic. Cook & stir until crisp-tender. 
  3. Add pinto beans, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, chili powder, & hot pepper sauce. Heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Serve over rice.

Chicken Souffle

8 servings
Cal 228, Fat 3g, Pro 11g, Carb 39g, Chol 80mg, Sod 726mg.


2 c. chicken breast strips, cooked & cubed 1½ c. long-grain white rice, cooked
3 whole hard-boiled eggs, chopped ½ c. onions, chopped
¼ tsp salt 10¾ oz. low-fat cream of mushroom soup
¾ c. fat-free mayonnaise 1 c. Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a 2 qt. casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  3. Combine chicken, rice, eggs, onions, & salt in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Fold in mushroom soup & mayonnaise. Mix well.
  5. Spoon & spread mixture evenly into prepared dish.
  6. Sprinkle Rice Krispies over top.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.