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    The 25 BEST Rice Casserole Recipes

    Who doesn’t love a delicious, warm casserole? Rice Casseroles make a great weeknight dinner, filling and comforting with endless possibilities for add ins and sauces.

    Whether you prefer white rice or brown rice for your main ingredient, these tasty recipes are sure to satisfy everyone.

    From classic dishes like cheesy chicken-broccoli-rice casseroles, Green Rice Casserole to more creative takes like Cajun Chicken Rice Casserole and Italian Shrimp and Rice Casserole and many more, you can make easy one pot meals easily on those busy weeknights.

    Check out this collection of delicious rice casserole recipes that will have you coming back for more!

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    Rice Casserole Recipes:

    1. Mexican Rice Casserole

    Yes, you can call this dish Taco Casserole or Mexican Rice Casserole or Taco Tuesday Casserole…

    However you address it, it’s cheesy and gooey, jam packed with all the Mexican staples like corn, salsa, black beans and plenty of their earthy spices.

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    2. Green Rice Casserole

    This green rice casserole can be great addition to your holiday spread or an easy quick meal on meatless nights.

    Creamy, cheesy goodness with spinach and peppers, this might become your new favorite rice dish. Great way to use leftover rice.

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    3. Chicken and Rice Casserole

    This Chicken and Rice Casserole is far from basic. Loaded with lean protein, brown rice, and veggies, it’s as nutritious as it is delicious.

    With a creamy, cheesy goodness, you won’t even realize how healthy it is. It’s the perfect dish for those who want the best of both worlds.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    4. Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    This shrimp and rice casserole is a breeze to make – just mix everything, breadcrumb the top, and bake to culinary heaven. The perfect weeknight dinner!

    It’s one of our favorite rice casseroles.

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom

    5. Beef Burrito Casserole

    Take your leftover rice to a whole new level of deliciousness by making this Beef Burrito Casserole recipe!

    This bowl is loaded with beans, rice, salsa, and lots of cheese, making it an irresistible and satisfying meal that your entire family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ budgetbytes

    6. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

    Indulge in the rich flavor of this chicken and broccoli casserole.

    Made from scratch with wholesome ingredients, the creamy sauce fuses together perfectly with the flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken.

    One bite of this dish with a cheese topping will have you saying goodbye to bland meals forever. Easy to make, impossible to resist.

    Get the Recipe @ twopeasandtheirpod

    7. Teriyaki Chicken Casserole

    Prepare to delight your taste buds with this nutritious and mouth-watering Teriyaki Chinese Casserole.

    Not only is it a breeze to whip up, but it’s a surefire way to impress your guests. This wholesome and hearty one-pan dish is loaded with veggies and bursting with flavor.

    Plus, the best part is that it tastes even better as leftovers!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    8. One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Casserole

    This recipe takes all the great flavors you love in stuffed peppers and converts them in to casserole form.

    It’s a one pot dish the whole family will want again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    9. One Skillet Cheesy Cuban Chicken Rice Bake

    This One Skillet Cheesy Cuban Chicken Rice Bake recipe is super simple and delicious.

    It’s made with chicken breast, long grain rice, beans, peppers and a rich, tasty tomato sauce, topped with cheese and baked until golden and bubbling.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    10. Italian Shrimp and Rice Casserole

    This Italian Shrimp and Rice Casserole shows that you can still do Italian, even without the pasta.

    The shrimp and rice cook in a savory tomato sauce that is seasoned with plenty of herbs. Great recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    11. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

    What is more universally accepted and delicious than chicken, bacon, and ranch all together?

    This easy, creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole with rice is a super fast all in one meal the whole family will love! A healthy casserole recipe you’ll make again and again!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    12. Hamburger Casserole with Rice

    Give your Hamburger a healthy and comforting twist by making this Hamburger Casserole with Rice recipe!

    This easy, cheesy and simple casserole is well seasoned and gets ready in no time. You can easily customize this and make it your own.

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom

    13. Shipwreck Casserole

    This Shipwreck Casserole does sound and look weird, but it tastes absolutely delicious.

    This slow cooker dish is super easy to make with layers of onions, potatoes, ground beef, and rice, and is topped with flavorful tomato soup. Just wait till it gets ready…

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchenmagpie

    14. Aloha Pineapple Chicken Rice Casserole

    If you’re looking for a satisfying meal, look no further than this Aloha Pineapple Chicken Rice Casserole.

    With all the components – chicken, rice, and veggies – in one hearty dish, it’s sure to hit the spot.

    Get the Recipe @ familyfreshmeals

    15. Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole

    Looking for some Southwest comfort food? Try our delicious Green Chile Chicken and Rice Casserole!

    Loaded with diced green chiles and green enchilada sauce, it’s the perfect meal for days when you’re craving something cozy and flavorful.

    So whip up a batch tonight and enjoy this family favorite!

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    16. Cajun Chicken Rice Casserole

    Indulge in the robust flavors of Cheesy Cajun Chicken and Rice Casserole!

    Bursting with succulent sausage and peppers, this dish is reminiscent of the classic jambalaya but with more convenience.

    Say goodbye to hassle and enjoy the simplicity of this easy-to-make rice bake!

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    17. Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

    This Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

    A beloved family favorite, it’s the epitome of comfort food and a simple one-dish recipe that can’t be topped!

    It’s one of our favorite rice casserole recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ thecountrycook

    18. Salmon and Wild Rice Casserole

    This casserole is a comfort food winner with a creamy Cajun sauce, wild rice, and fresh salmon.

    The flavors come together in a perfect balance of spice and comfort, making it an indulgence for every seafood lover.

    Get the Recipe @ foodnessgracious

    19. One Pot Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole

    Savor the flavor of Chicken Enchiladas in a new avatar – as a rice casserole made in just one pot on the stove!

    It’s a tantalizingly quick and easy way to indulge in a delicious meal without any hassle, now with even more convenience.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    20. Italian Rice Casserole

    This freezer-friendly Italian rice casserole is a breeze to make, and will become one of your favorite rice casseroles.

    Packed with chicken sausage, mozzarella, and marinara sauce, it’s reminiscent of arancini rice balls – in casserole form!

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    21. Sausage Rice Casserole

    Sausage and Rice Dressing isn’t just a staple during Thanksgiving, it’s a family favorite year-round! Get ready for a rice casserole with a meaty and cheesy punch of flavor.

    With pork sausage, mushrooms, onion, and celery seasoned lightly with Cajun spices, the dish boasts of savory sensations you won’t want to miss out on.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    22. Chickpea Brown Rice Spinach Artichoke Casserole

    This hearty vegan casserole unites beloved spinach-artichoke flavors with comforting brown rice and chickpeas.

    It’s packed with nourishment, sticks to your ribs and will certainly warm you up from the inside out.

    This is one of the best rice casserole recipes ever!

    Get the Recipe @ upbeetkitchen

    23. Spinach, Feta & Rice Casserole

    This recipe is a delightful casserole version of spanakopita! It’s a hearty meal that can serve as lunch or dinner, and it pairs perfectly with any protein.

    For a creamier texture, add a dollop of sour cream to each serving.

    Get the Recipe @ eatingwell

    24. Riso al Forno

    Originating from the Campania region of Italy, riso al forno (baked risotto) is a traditional peasant dish that marries Italian baked rice with a tomato sauce base

    Add heaps of cheese, and you’re in for a treat.

    Get the Recipe @ triedandtrurecipe

    25. Spicy Tuna Rice Casserole

    This gluten-free one-pot Tuna Rice Casserole is the perfect weeknight dinner, combining the umami taste of a sushi roll with a healthy twist.

    Not only is it crowds-pleasing, but it also saves on dishes.

    Get the Recipe @ foodfaithfitness

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    25 BEST Rice Casserole Recipes

    This collection of easy and delicious Rice Casserole Recipes includes 25 comforting dishes to cook for your family.


    • 2.5 cups cooked basmati or long grain rice
    • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    • 1 medium size green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 4 scallions, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced or finely chopped
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 2 quart casserole or cast iron pan and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, about three-quarters of the cheddar, ricotta, sour cream, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Mix till well blended.
    3. Add in spinach, bell pepper, and scallions and mix till well blended.
    4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared casserole. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese evenly over the top and bake till golden, about 30 minutes.
    5. Rest for 5 minutes and serve.

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