Cheesy Green Chile Rice (4-Ingredients)

Cheesy Green Chile Rice – only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe. Add some taco meat or cooked chicken for a main dish #Mexican #rice #glutenfree

Cheesy Green Chile Rice - only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.

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This Cheesy Green Chile Rice is a few favorite! I made it to go with some tacos the other night and it was a huge hit! Chicken Legs is still raving about it!

It was seriously one of the best things we ate last week. It was also one of the easiest things we made last week. This only has 4 ingredients! FOUR! And it is ready in 20 minutes. Rice, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, and green chiles. Feel free to use reduced-fat sour cream and any cheese that you prefer. I think cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack cheese would be delicious!

You can definitely make this ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight. I think this would also make a great main dish – just add some taco meat or cooked chicken. YUM!

Cheesy Green Chile Rice - only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.

As I said, this rice was a huge hit at our house. It has quickly become one of our favorite side dishes for taco night. It is great with taco, grilled chicken, pork, burgers, casseroles. Anytime you need a simple side dish, this will do! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this rice:

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Cheesy Green Chile Rice

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cheesy Green Chile Rice – only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced green chiles, undrained

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine rice, cheese, sour cream and green chiles. Mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Notes:

Can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate overnight.
Can add some cooked taco meat or chicken to the casserole for an easy main dish.

Steph

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Cheesy Green Chile Rice - only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.
Cheesy Green Chile Rice - only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.
Cheesy Green Chile Rice - only 4 ingredients. Rice, mozzarella, sour cream and green chiles. This rice is THE BEST! So simple, but SO delicious! Everyone went back for seconds. A new favorite!! LOVE this quick and easy Mexican side dish recipe.

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Comments

  1. Hi Steph,
    This looks so good! Can't wait to pair it with Mexican Casserole..
    Do I need to drain the green Chiles before adding them?
    Also, am thinking of using Mexican Blend Cheese instead of Mozzarella. Any reason this wouldn't work?
    Thanks!

    1. I didn't drain the green chiles before adding them. There isn't much liquid in them, so it is fine.
      I think the Mexican Cheese Blend sounds DELICIOUS! Enjoy!

  2. Weird , I know but is there anything you can substitute for the sour cream… maybe heavy whipping cream or milk???

  3. This was another one of your recipes that I successfully converted to a cauliflower rice recipe! I used only one 8oz container of sour cream and closer to 2 cups of cheese mixed with a little over a lb of cooked riced cauliflower and the whole can of chilies. It was so good!!!

  4. I make mine with 1/2 sharp cheddar and 1/2 pepper jack and add a drained small jar of pimentos. The dish always ends up empty.

  5. I came across this recipe while trying to use up some ingredients in my fridge & pantry. I didn't have sour cream so I used 4 cups of cooked brown rice, 2 cups of shredded mozzarella, one small can of diced green chilies, and a 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt. It was SO GOOD! I used it as a base for vegetarian burrito bowls and 3 people ate all of it. The rice had a little bit of a crunchy texture and was a nice balance with black beans & pinto beans that had been simmered in salsa verde and a can of Rotel. Will definitely be making this again and trying your original recipe!

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