This is a rice recipe with a different little kick. You can either make it as hot or as mild as you like it, depending on your taste for spiciness. This serves as a great side dish or for a 'quick fix' meal.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.

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

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown.

  • In a medium baking dish, mix the cooked rice, cooked sausage, picante sauce, and sour cream. Top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

456.1 calories; 18.9 g protein; 31 g carbohydrates; 74.7 mg cholesterol; 1063.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (84)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
Great recipe! I used ground beef because thats what I had on hand. Easy to put together makes a bunch economical and seriously tasty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2017
was easy to make but lacked flavor. i wouldn't make it again Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
Great recipe! I used ground beef because thats what I had on hand. Easy to put together makes a bunch economical and seriously tasty! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2006
Great recipe! I used ground beef because thats what I had on hand. Easy to put together makes a bunch economical and seriously tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2005
This was a hit at the last mexican fiesta I had! Add this to your menu. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2006
this dish was quick easy & good. i added taco seasoning mix (1pk.) to the ground beef (i did not have breakfast sausage)i also served this w\a side of refryed beans everyone loved it. thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2006
Great...makes enough to feed a small army! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2012
The kids love this. If you want more flavor -- I use chicken broth instead of water and canned El Pato sauce in my rice before I add the rest of the ingredients (the El Pato sauce doesn't really add a lot of liquid so keep on about the same proportions of liquid as before.) I've also noticed that the HOT rather than MEDIUM picante sauce makes it almost too spicy but you can scale up or down depending on your taste. Also add a little minced onions garlic and celery in the meat (hot pork sausage and/or ground beef) makes it really really good. I didn't use too much cheese on top at first but this is the best part. The kids also like this inside burritos. Great! UPDATE: I was out of Sour Cream so I used Ranch dressing -- not 8 ounces but just enough to get the creaminess through the mixture. Came out great and no one mentioned the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
This is a fantastic dish! Very easy and quick to fix and the bonus is it's delicious! I prepared it exactly as instructed but cut the recipe in half. I let it sit a good 15 minutes after taking it out of the oven so it would "set up" a little. Then we ate it on warm flour tortillas. My kids said it was better than anything they could get at Taco Bell!! I'm taking that as a compliment. This will be a regular at my house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2006
Made it exactly like as instructed. I would use a hotter picante sauce next time or spicier sausage. To me it was just a good rice casserole. I am going to add just a little more rice next time. Recipe was slighty watery. It is good easy and fast so I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2011
I made minor changes to this. My six-year-old and I don't really handle spicy too well so I put in about 3/4 cup medium chunky salsa and about 1/2 cup sour cream. I also use sage sausage because that's the only sausage I actually like. I use Daiya cheddar shreds on top. We now make this 3-4 times a month because we love it so much. Occasionally we'll use the leftovers in burritos the next day but usually we just eat it with spoons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
This is a wonderful recipe and if you really like this hot then you can spice it up even more. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2017
was easy to make but lacked flavor. i wouldn't make it again Read More
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