Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cheesy Green Chile Rice

We are a rice-eating family, so I'm always looking for ways to jazz it up. I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. It was so easy and delicious that it's going to find a permanent spot in my meal planning.

Here's what you need:

1 cup brown or white rice
Chicken broth (2 cups if using brown rice, 1 1/2 if using white rice)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teas garlic powder
1/2 teas sea salt
1 (4 oz) can chopped mild green chiles
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (you can use sour cream as suggested in original recipe)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a saucepan or rice cooker, combine the rice, chicken broth, onions and garlic powder. Cook according to package or rice cooker directions until tender.

Stir in the salt, chiles, cream and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well, then transfer to a greased 8x8 baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake at  350 degrees for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful! Oh and if you add drained black beans for protein and maybe some chopped spinach you would have a one dish meal. I may try it our soon! Thanks.