Mexican Rice Casserole

I love rice whether it is Mexican or white rice, brown rice, fried rice, cilantro lime, plain or dressed up… I love rice!!!!

This dish makes the perfect side dish to tacos, taquitos, chimichangas or you could make it a main dish! It is also a great dip with corn chips for the big game or a party!!!

Here is thr recipe

Mexican Rice Casserole

Recipe by The Closet CookCourse: UncategorizedCuisine: Side dishDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup refried beans

  • 1 small can (1 cup) enchilada sauce

  • 1 cup uncooked rice

  • 1/2 small can green chilies

  • 1/4 medium onion finely diced

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 1 cup shredded cheese(taco blend)

  • 1 cup white queso cheese


  • in a 8 inch baking dish spread the refried beans in the bottom
  • cover thr beans with 1 cup salsa
  • cover the salsa with 1/2 cup cheese
  • in a saucepan empty jar of enchilada sauce into pan, add onion bring to a rolling boil
  • add the cup of rice, stir, put lid on and remove from heat
  • let rice sit for 10 minutes and then fluff with a fork
  • immediately place all rice on top of the cheese, salsa, beans
  • pour white queso cheese over the rice
  • cover with 1/2 cup cheese
  • place in preheated 425⁰ oven
  • bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly


  • You will want to warm the queso cheese dip up so it is thin and liquid form

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