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Pepper Jack Rice Bake

Spicy Comfort: Pepper Jack Rice Bake Discover the fiery comfort of Pepper Jack Rice Bake. This savory casserole combines fluffy rice, zesty pepper jack cheese, and a medley of spices for a bold and satisfying dish. Whether you’re serving it as a side or a main course, this flavorful bake will ignite your taste buds with every bite. Get ready to savor the heat and comfort of Pepper Jack Rice Bake.

A Spicy Twist

The star of this dish is the spicy kick from the pepper jack cheese and spices, giving your taste buds a tantalizing twist.

Homemade Delights

Pepper Jack Rice Bake is a homemade delight that’s perfect for spicing up any meal.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Pepper Jack Rice Bake with these variations:

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  1. Protein Boost: Add cooked and shredded chicken, ground beef, or ground turkey to turn it into a hearty main dish.
  2. Veggie Delight: Mix in diced bell peppers, onions, or tomatoes for a burst of fresh flavor and color.
  3. Bean Bonanza: Stir in a can of black beans or pinto beans for added protein and texture.

Closing

Now that you’ve discovered the spicy comfort of Pepper Jack Rice Bake, it’s time to enjoy this flavorful dish. Share it with friends and family, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know how much you loved this homemade delight. Happy savoring!

Tips or Notes:

  • Adjust the level of spiciness by using more or less pepper jack cheese, or by adding hot sauce to taste.
  • You can prepare this dish in advance and bake it when you’re ready. Just cover it tightly with foil and refrigerate until baking.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, or sour cream for an extra layer of flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the Pepper Jack Rice Bake in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake. Add a few extra minutes to the baking time if it’s cold from the refrigerator.

Can I use another type of cheese if I don’t have pepper jack?

While pepper jack adds a unique spicy flavor, you can substitute it with cheddar or Monterey Jack if you prefer a milder taste.

Pepper Jack Rice Bake

Recipe by Alexandra
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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2 (400g) long-grain white rice, cooked and cooled

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) sour cream

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) milk

  • 1 cup 1 (115g) shredded pepper jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (60g) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) salsa

  • 1 teaspoon 1 chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked and cooled rice, sour cream, milk, shredded pepper jack cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Season the mixture with salt and black pepper to taste. Remember that the cheese can be salty, so adjust accordingly.
  • Pour the rice mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly, and the edges are slightly crispy.
  • Remove the Pepper Jack Rice Bake from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro if desired.
  • Serve warm, savoring the spicy comfort of Pepper Jack Rice Bake. Enjoy!

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