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California Rice Casserole


  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 small cans green chiles, drained
  • 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Parsley, chopped


  1. Sauté onion in butter until golden. Remove from heat and stir in rice, sour cream, cottage cheese, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Lightly mix. Layer half the rice mixture in a buttered baking dish, then half the chiles and sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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