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We've sprinkled a mixture of Monterey Jack and manchego (mahn-CHAY-goh)--a flavorful Spanish cheese that melts well--over the top of this casserole, but feel free to use all Monterey Jack if you like. Because canning tends to mellow the heat of green chiles, this casserole isn't as hot as you might expect.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 1999


Recipe Summary

6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in ground cumin and salt. Combine onion mixture, rice, and egg substitute in a bowl. Combine tomatoes and tomato sauce in a bowl. Combine the cheeses in a small bowl. Spread 1 1/4 cups tomato mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish, and top with 1 1/2 cups rice mixture. Arrange half of green chiles on top of rice mixture, and sprinkle with half of cheese mixture. Repeat the procedure with the remaining tomato mixture, rice mixture, and chiles. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese mixture, and bake an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 9.5g; saturated fat 5.6g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 39.3g; fiber 1.6g; cholesterol 29mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 576mg; calcium 288mg.