Cook rice according to package directions. Combine rice and next 10 ingredients; spoon into a shallow 3-quart baking dish. Top with cheese.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly around edges.
Note: Casserole may be frozen up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator 24 hours; let stand at room temperature before baking.
Delicious casserole for any occasion. Great for potlucks, when you need a dish for someone ill, or a new mother. You can even divide into two casserole and freeze one for another meal.