Pepper Jack Rice Bake

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

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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!!

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 rice casserole 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.

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 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!! Alternately, if you want to kick this up a notch, add some chopped jalapeno peppers or a can of drained Rotel tomatoes.

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 cheesy rice casserole is the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican meal. It is also great with grilled chicken, pork, or steaks. You could even add some more veggies and make this a vegetarian main dish! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy casserole:

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pepper jack rice bake

Pepper Jack Rice Bake

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
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 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • cups rice cooked according to package directions (6 cups cooked)
  • 1 (8-oz) container 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:

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

Notes:

Can use any cream of soup in this recipe.
Can use any cheese you prefer in this casserole.
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

Steph

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Comments

  1. I made this tonight…only I doubled the pepperjack cheese and cooked ground pork with the red pepper and onion. It was fantastic! Also used instant rice. Thank for another delicious recipe!!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 .

  4. 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?

    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.

  5. 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!!

  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.

      1. I haven’t cooked with cauliflower rice, so I can’t say with certainty. If you have substituted cauliflower rice in other recipes with success, I would go for it.

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