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Cheesy Green Chili Rice Casserole Recipe

This Cheesy Green Chili Rice Casserole is a quick and easy side dish to serve alongside any of your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.  It has all of the cheesy, creamy comforting goodness that you look for in a rice casserole, and it’s a perfect way to use up leftover rice.  
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 516kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 4 cups White Rice cooked
  • 8 oz Green Chilis canned
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese reserve ½ cup for topping
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley or Cilantro chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, green chilies, 1 ½ cups shredded cheese, sour cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Stir until well combined.
  • Spray a 9 by 13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, then spread the rice mixture in the baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of cheese.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly and the cheese is lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then garnish with chopped parsley or cilantro before serving. Enjoy!


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 1mg