Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese

Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese was made in the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker, but use a large oval slow cooker if that’s what you have! This recipe is low-glycemic and gluten-free; use Slow Cooker Recipes to find more slow cooker side dishes like this one.

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Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

If you’re someone who’s carefully following a carb-conscious eating plan then this Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese will definitely be a splurge. But I made this with low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice combined with other healthy low-carb ingredients so it’s still pretty healthy for something to eat once in a while. I think this is perfect to make during the holidays; enjoy!

If you’re following my slow cooker site, then you probably noticed how I’ve become infatuated with the new Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker. This new product from the company that made the original Crock-Pot has a crockery insert in the shape of a casserole dish, and I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with it.

I’ve fallen so hard for this new slow cooker model that on Slow Cooker from Scratch we’re sharing recipes for the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker. But if you don’t have the Casserole Crock Pot (yet!) you can definitely make this in an oval slow cooker; it just won’t look quite as much like a casserole.

Even if you’re normally a committed low-carb eater, maybe you won’t mind having a small serving of this rice casserole as a holiday side dish. The recipe uses pre-cooked Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice, and many sources claim parboiled white rice is healthier than other types of white rice. Don’t use the *instant* versions of Uncle Ben’s, which are much higher in carbs and higher on the glycemic index.And tomorrow I’ll share one last idea for low-carb holiday food before I take some time off to hang out with the family. Hope everyone out there is ready to celebrate the season as well!

Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Start with 4-5 cups cooked Uncle Ben’s white rice. Thinly slice 2 cups of sliced green onions and mix them into the rice. In a bowl or large measuring cup, mix together the sour cream, 2 cans diced green chiles with juice, Green Tabasco Sauce, and grated Mozzarella. Combine the sour cream mixture with the rice, and season to taste with salt and coarse ground black pepper. (I didn’t use much salt and pepper.)

Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

Put the mixture into a 3-4 quart slow cooker that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray or olive oil, then top with a little more grated Mozzarella and a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Cook on high for 1-2 hours, or until it’s bubbling hot, cheese is melted, and it’s starting to get browned on the edges. (You could probably cook this on low for a longer time, but I haven’t tried that.)

Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

One thing I love about the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker is when the food is cooked through in the slow cooker, you can put it in a hot oven for a few minutes to brown the top, and I did stick this in a hot oven for about 15 minutes, but that step is completely optional. Serve hot.

Recipes for the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker:

Slow Cooker Egg Casserole with Sausage, Peppers, Cottage Cheese and Cheddar
Spicy CrockPot Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mexican Casserole
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
Low-Sugar and Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Blueberry Crisp
Slow Cooker (or Oven) Vegetarian Greek Lentil Casserole
Low-Carb Sausage and Roasted Peppers Mock Lasagna
Slow Cooker Greek Rice with Red Bell Peppers, Feta, and Kalamata Olives
Slow Cooker Buttery Butternut Squash for a Crowd

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese

I used the new Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker for this Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles, Green Onions, and Cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups cooked long-grain white rice (see notes)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced scallions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans diced green chiles plus juice (mild Anaheim chiles, not Jalapenos, unless you like it really spicy)
  • 1-2 T  Green Tabasco Sauce, to taste (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups + 3 T grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 T finely grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix together cooked rice and sliced green onions in a bowl that will hold all the ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, combine the sour cream, diced green chiles and juice, Green Tabasco Sauce, and 1 1/2 cups grated low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  3. Mix the sour cream mixture into the rice mixture and gently combine.
  4. Spray a 3-4 quart slow cooker with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  5. Add the combined rice mixture and press down so it’s evenly distributed in the slow cooker.
  6. Sprinkle the top with the rest of the grated Mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cook on high for 1-2 hours, or until the rice is bubbling hot, cheese is melted, and it’s starting to brown around the edges.  (You can probably cook this for a longer time on low, but I haven’t tried it.)
  8. This rice will keep well in the fridge for several days and can be reheated in the microwave or in a covered dish in an oven or toaster oven.

Notes:

I used a Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (affiliate link) to make this recipe, but any small oval slow cooker (affiliate link) will work. At Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker there’s an Index Page for Casseroles that has slow cooker casserole recipes to make in your Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (or other oval slow cookers will also work for most of these recipes.)

Use Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice for low-glycemic diets or the South Beach Diet. Read here for more about Green Tabasco Sauce, my favorite hot sauce!

Recipe adapted from Cheesy Chile Rice from Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you’re making this Spicy Slow Cooker Rice Casserole for the South Beach Diet or another low-glycemic diet, it’s important to use low-glycemic Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice or brown rice, and South Beach would recommend reduced fat sour cream and reduced fat Mozzarella cheese.  With those ingredients, this rice would be a great side dish for Phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet as long as you limit portion size. This is probably too high in carbs for more traditional low-carb diet plans.

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