This Easy Green Chili Rice Casserole recipe is one of the easiest side dish recipes you can make for dinnertime! You will only need 4 ingredients: rice, green chiles, shredded cheese, and sour cream. Simply mix, bake, and serve for a comforting addition to dinnertime.
3 cups cooked white rice
7–8 ounces diced mild green chiles (either two 4 ounce cans or one 7 ounce can – depending on what’s available in your store; mostly drained if packed in water – see note below)
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
16 ounce container sour cream
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole baking dish (we use cooking spray).
Combine all ingredients, except about 1/2 cup of cheese, together in a large bowl. Spread the mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of mixture. Place in oven and bake for about 35 minutes and the cheese has melted and begun to brown.
–If your green chilies appear packed in a water (thin, almost transparent), we recommend draining off most of the water. If your green chiles have more of a green chile looking sauce (thicker than water, not transparent), we recommend using the entire can without draining.
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