Green Chili, Cheese and Rice Bake

This is one of my comfort foods. It is so delicious! I grew up with my mom making this and it has become one of our family favorites as well.
This tastes better, in my opinion, if you use white rice.
Green Chili, Cheese and Rice

6 cups rice, cooked (2 cups uncooked)
2 cups sour cream
1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
8 ounce Monterey Jack cheese, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix everything except the shredded cheese, spread into 9″ x 13″ baking dish, top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Hi there! I’m Rachel Jones, and I founded Nourishing Minimalism in 2012 at the beginning of my minimalist journey. If you're looking for encouragement in your journey, I created a FREE Facebook Group - feel free to join me there: Nourishing Minimalism Facebook Group and I share videos each week on YouTube


  1. Rozy Lass on 06/04/2013 at 4:52 pm

    This sounds so yummy. I’m taking this to our next church potluck. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jen BK on 06/05/2013 at 8:49 pm

    We sprinkle paprika on top too….LOVE this one!

  3. Anonymous on 06/11/2013 at 10:45 pm

    I am assuming that this recipe does not use ‘instant rice’ and wonder about cooked and uncooked rice combined together. Does the uncooked rice get tender enough? With thanks.

    • Rachel on 06/11/2013 at 11:30 pm

      No, I’m sorry the recipe calls for 6 cups of cooked rice only. I have “(2 cups uncooked)” in parentheses because that is how much uncooked rice you need in order to make 6 cups of cooked rice.
      And I do not use instant rice.

  4. Hannah on 05/28/2015 at 4:54 pm

    This was so yummy! We doubled the chopped green chili’s and will probably add even more next time! Otherwise this was just so quick, easy, and delicious. Thank you!

  5. Toni on 12/26/2015 at 3:11 am

    Are all of your recipes designed to feed your family of 8 or have you pared them down for your blog? We’re also a family of 8 (plus twins in heaven). Thanks! LOVING your blog! Chaos to Order is my 2016 mantra. 😉

    • Rachel on 12/29/2015 at 1:11 am

      Thanks Toni! I generally have them scaled down for the blog, this one is not- it’s the amount I normally make. 🙂

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