Green chili, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, and jasmine rice make up this Mexican-influenced casserole. With a touch of crushed red pepper flakes, it also adds a bit of spiciness.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish.
Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until heated through. Top with red pepper flakes.
With all the characteristics of an authentic homemade casserole, this Mexican-inspired rice dish is everything but chill. It’s a warm and scrumptious dish with all the comforts of home. Perfect for a weeknight winter dish with the family or a batch lunch option. Additionally, it has a wealth of flavor, a kick of spice, and is loaded with cheesiness.
Requiring a short list of five basic ingredients including green chile peppers, sour cream, Monterey Jack cheese, red pepper flakes, and white rice, the components in this casserole are more far complex than what first meets the eye. When roasted, the green chile peppers offer up slightly sweet and mildly smokey flavors, while sour cream and Monterey Jack cheese create a unique tangy flair.
This dish becomes a full hearty vegetarian option with the help of our fragrant Carolina® Jasmine Rice. Also, a dash of crushed red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt bring all these ingredients together.
Make this recipe for your next comfort food fix and you’ll be more than glad you did. Save extra for lunch and make your meatless Mondays stress free.
Turn up the volume! Add some more flavor to this dish by cooking the rice in vegetable or chicken broth — using less liquid than the typical white rice water ratio.
Need a protein? Try this dish with some shredded chicken or beef to add a bit more protein in at the end.