Cheesy Spanish Rice #MexicanRecipes

Spanish Rice Recipe
Two types of  Cheeses, Green Chiles, and Spanish Rice are just some of the goodness that goes into this simply divine Spanish Rice bake. It feeds a crowd and is perfect along side tacos, enchiladas or any Mexican or Hispanic dish you serve up , and will have your guests coming back for seconds, and thirds, till the dish is empty.

My husbands very first bite of this dish, had him hooked, he LOVES it. I promise that this recipe is a keeper and you can take it to a potluck with confidence! With quality ingredients, you can't go wrong!

Jan's Tip: This recipe calls for pre-made Spanish Rice. I used 2 pouches of Knorr brand Spanish Rice packets to make this dish. I have my own Spanish Rice master mix recipe on  this website, but was completely out when I went to go make it. So either one will do just fine!

Layers of creamy spicy rice, queso fresco cheese, cheddar -jack cheese, and diced green chiles just blend into a savory, creamy, cheesy side dish that equals to any entree it is served with .

Printable Recipe

Cheesy Spanish Rice Bake
Serves 6-8

1/4 cup butter
1 medium onion diced
4 cups Cooked Spanish Rice (2 pouches Knorr brand)
2 cups sour cream
10 oz . queso fresco crumbled  (divided in half)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles drained
2 cups shredded cheddar-jack cheese blend (divided in half)


  • Preheat oven to 375° Lightly Grease 11" x 7" x 2" casserole dish
  • Cook Spanish Rice in Microwave according to package directions or over stove top. Set aside.
  • In Large Skillet, over medium heat, saute onions in butter until golden & tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in hot rice, sour cream, half the queso fresco, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Layer half of rice mixture (about 2 1/2 - 3 cups) in baking dish. top with half of green chiles,
  • Sprinkle remaining queso fresco.over green chiles layer and then top with  half of the shredded cheese
  • Repeat Layers with Rice, chiles, and top with remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered 25 minutes till hot and bubbly.

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Mei 05, 2017