I used to make something similar in college, though not by a recipe. Here’s another quick, filling and satisfying Superbowl party snack.
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 cup of sour cream
- 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 small can of chilies
- 2 1/2 cups rice
Cook the rice according to the package.
Cook in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes to melt the remaining cheese and heat the sour cream base. If you like a crunchier topping, place the rice in the broiler with an additional sprinkling of 1/4 cup of cheese for 5-10 minutes until the top is golden brown.
Place in a serving dish that will keep the rice piping hot and serve.
Like I said, this is quick and simple. The sour cream and cheese meld together to give the rice a creamy, cool base. The chilies and green peppers add a bitter, spicy bite to the bland rice. If you like things spicier, toss in a jalapeno or habanero. This would also taste good with green or black olives. It’s perfect for the vegetarian in the group.