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Rating: 4.18 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My sister gave me this recipe 20 years ago and my family still loves it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring rice and 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Stir chili beans, tomato sauce, and 3/4 cup water through the cooked rice; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Pour rice mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread sour cream over the rice mixture. Sprinkle crushed corn chips over the sour cream layer; top with Mexican cheese blend.

  • Bake in preheated oven until heated through and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

250 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 10.5g; cholesterol 19.4mg; sodium 581.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2013
Decrease water to 1C and cook rice with 1C salsa for added flavor. I also like to add browned ground beef or grilled chicken. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
I took a hint form Mama_C and added 1/2 pound Hamburger with my taco seasoning (chili powder salt pepper paprika garlic powder and onion powder). I used HEB Texas Style Borracho Beans.....Oh My! Yummy. This will be a "what did you bring?" hit at the family parties. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
Since I didn't have chili beans I used kidney beans that I had seasoned with Taco seasoning. I kept everything else the same. Both my husband and I enjoyed this variation to stove top rice and would fix it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2017
Great recipe very forgiving!! Modified a bit because of what I had on hand. Used a can of diced tomatoes 1 can kidney beans drained 1 can black bean undrained browned up some ground beef ( about 1/2lb) with an onion. For seasonings: 1T chile powder 1t each: oragano& cumin 1/2t garlic powder 1/4t chile pepper & a pinch of red pepper flakes. Instead of crushed tortillas I cut some flour tortillas into strips and put them on top of the sour cream lattice style topped with cheese. Great base recipe thanks for sparking an idea for a great supper. The whole family loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2018
I thought this was really good but a little taco seasoning would probably help. It was a little soupy so I would recommend adding 1/4 cup water instead of 3/4 cup as instructed. I used brown instead of white rice and plain greek yogurt for the sour cream. No one ever notices it's a great healthy substitution. I think adding corn or black beans would enhance the flavor as well and I'm always looking for ways to add veggies. I did add a bag of frozen peppers and onions. They were sliced but diced would have fit in better. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/03/2018
I made the casserole as written but was concerned about the amount of flavor lacking in the ingredients. I was not wrong. If rewritten by me I would add jalapeños and/or sausage to kick it up a bit. It had cheese and sour cream but it was bland. Lots of calories and disappointing flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2021
I replaced the 3/4c water i stead I used 1/2 c water and 1/2 c salsa. My family loved it. Read More