Pepper Jack Rice Bake

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian 

Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian

This Pepper Jack Rice Bakes is CRAZY good!! We have made this several times and it is always a hit. Cooked rice loaded with onions, peppers, green chiles, corn and pepper jack cheese. I could make a meal out of this delicious rice!!

This Pepper Jack Rice Bake can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also split the mixture between two pans. Bake one now and freeze one for later. We love having a pan of this Pepper Jack Rice Bake in the freezer for a quick side dish when we fire up the grill.

This wasn't spicy even though the rice has green chiles and Pepper Jack cheese. If you are worried about the heat, cut the green chiles in half and use Monterey Jack cheese. It will still taste delicious!!

Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian

Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian

Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian



Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian
Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian
Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian
Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian
Pepper Jack Rice Bake - CRAZY good!! Cooked rice loaded with onions, red bell pepper, green chiles, corn, cream of celery soup and pepper jack cheese. Can make ahead and freezer for later. Great side dish for all your spring and summer grilling!! #casserole #sidedish #freezermeal #vegetarian



Yield: serves 8 to 10

Pepper Jack Rice Bake

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups rice, cooked according to package directions (6 cups cooked)
  • 8-oz sour cream
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of celery soup
  • 2 (4.5-oz) cans chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13x2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion. Cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. Combine cooked rice, sour cream, soup, green chiles, corn and cooked pepper and onion, and half of Pepper Jack cheese.
  4. Spread rice mixture into prepared pan. 
  5. Cover dish with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and sprinkle with remaining cup of Pepper Jack cheese. 
  7. Bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes.






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20 comments

  1. Can you use instant rice that has been cooked for this recipe ?

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  2. Do you cook it before you freeze it? And how do you warm it up after freezing to serve.

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    1. I would freeze it unbaked and thaw and follow directions above to bake

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  3. Bet you could add some chicken to this (grilled or rotisserie) and make a complete meal!

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    1. Absolutely! Chicken or even ground beef would be a great addition!

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  4. Do you add water with the soup?

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  5. Thanks! Looks good. Will be making for the kids when I visit next week!

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  6. We had for dinner tonight and it was a hit. I added 2 boiled shredded chicken breasts and 2 jalapenos diced. Thanks for the great recipe that I could also make my own based on my family's taste for the medium and hot.

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  7. I made this last night. I am the 'bacon no eggs, kool aide,no sugar' person. I didn't have the soup, or red pepper. I added 2 cups cheese, and extra sour cream. the family loved it!!

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  8. Do you combine in a bowl or in the skillet with onions and peppers?

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    1. Doesn't matter - if your skillet is big enough and you don't want to dirty a bowl, you can combine everything in the skillet. If your skillet isn't big enough, combine it in a bowl.

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  9. Can you use yellow rice for this recipe?

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  10. I think I want to make something similar but since I don't like bell pepper, green chilis or celery I gotta change it up. Instead of cream of celery I can use cream of mushroom or cream of chicken. Instead of pepper jack I can use colby jack. And just leave out the chilis and bell pepper. Sound good?

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  11. man this is going in my recipe file. I have a weknd stay this late spring for a wedding. I have to take dinner for one night Im adding this to the menu. yum. its like a chili releno deal. peppers ad cheese. im going to use red and orange peppers. thanks for sharing. I have to have that sour cream yum .

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  12. Do you drain the green chiles first or dump the entire cans?

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  13. I made this when I grilled this weekend with your Orange BBQ chicken. OMG it was NASTY GOOD! It was so good that we had the leftovers 2 days later with the next grill creation and it only got better with age! I also froze 1/2 of it. Amazing! I love your site....you are how I found out about the Downton Abbey exhibit in NYC & went twice! I love trying your recipies and have LOVED all but 1....and even that one was ok lol. ❤ Thank you for helping me be the hostess with the mostest!

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