This is a delicious vegetarian side dish with any type of entree. Watch it disappear. Great pot luck dish, as it can be served right from the oven or just warm.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 5 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Cover. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until done.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a deep, 2 quart baking dish.

  • In a small bowl, mix together olives, chile peppers, and sour cream. Set aside.

  • Spread 2/3's cooked rice in bottom of baking dish. Place sour cream mixture on top of rice, and cover with Monterey Jack cheese. Spread remaining rice on top of cheese.

  • Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and cover with shredded Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle paprika over the top. Continue baking until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

739 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 50.9g; cholesterol 117.4mg; sodium 1168.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I've made this recipe many times. It's one of my favorites! I add a can of Rotele Tomatoes with Chilis-it's the perfect addition. Yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2009
Needs something hubby loved it. Kids hated it. I don't think i will make it again. Read More
(3)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I've made this recipe many times. It's one of my favorites! I add a can of Rotele Tomatoes with Chilis-it's the perfect addition. Yummy! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2003
I have been making a variation of this dish for years. Don't use olives but do mix in garlic powder and either chili poder or caun seasoning into sour cream. I think it turns out better if you mix the rice into the sour cream with about half the cheese before turning it into the casserole dish. Then top with the remainder of the cheese. Great way to use up leftover rice or a terrific pot luck dish when doubled. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2009
Excellant with some cumin and a little chili pwd with the rotel and I use black and green olives. adds a little zap to it. I agree with add sour cream to rice prior to baking and use a little more to keep moist and top with colby longhorn cheese. almost spanish rice with tomatoe juice. I brown the rice as well before cooking. much more flavor and a little nut flavor adds to it. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
This is a really nice dish! The green chiles add a little spice and it's a rich filling side perfect with grilled pork!! Thanks for this one! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
this is a variation of a recipe I have had for years. one of those that is very adaptable. I add 1/4 c shopped green onions. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2009
Needs something hubby loved it. Kids hated it. I don't think i will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/29/2008
I reduced the cheese in this recipe from 2.5 cups to 2 cups (fat free cheese) and still the only thing I could taste in this dish was cheese. It was edible but I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
Easy to make but pretty bland. The kids did not like this so I guess I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2006
It had a great flavor combination but was a little dry. It still tasted pretty good. Read More
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