Calling all rice lovers, these rice casserole recipes are for you!
As someone who eats rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I can’t imagine life without this grain.
I know it’s not the healthiest source of carbohydrates, but screw it, I love it.
If you feel the same way, then this collection has your name on it.
While there are many things you can do with rice, today will be all about casseroles.
From meaty and cheese-filled dishes to vegetarian and vegan bakes, I have you covered.
With these rice casseroles, expect everybody to say (with conviction), “extra rice, please!”
20+ Easy Rice Casseroles We Adore
1. Broccoli Rice Casserole
Let’s get the party started with a healthy yet hearty and tasty combination of broccoli and rice.
I know it doesn’t sound that appetizing, but believe me, this casserole will be gone in seconds.
The secret lies in the homemade cheese sauce. A blend of milk, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and spices, this sauce is ultra-rich and decadent!
2. One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
This casserole features fluffy rice, tender chicken, crunchy broccoli, and a heavenly cheese sauce.
With all these elements this casserole is undeniably delicious.
What’s surprising about it is how the whole thing comes together in just one pot. How awesome is that?
3. Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole
Enjoy the bright Mexican flavors this beef and rice casserole has to offer!
It’s rice, beef, fire-roasted tomatoes, and so much cheese. Trust me, you’re gonna want seconds.
If you’re on a diet, I suggest you stay away. If you’re in the mood to indulge, though, then you’ve got to try it right away.
4. Red Beans & Casserole
If you’re looking for a hearty dish that can feed a crowd, look no further than this casserole.
I mean, it’s rice and red beans combined, which is a lot of carbs!
It’s also loaded with smoked sausage and fried onions, and mixed with sour cream for good measure.
5. Aloha Pineapple Chicken Rice Casserole
If you’re a fan of tropical flavors, today’s your lucky day.
If the name hasn’t tipped you off, this rice casserole bursts with a sweet Hawaiian flavor.
Besides the chicken and rice, this casserole also features a medley of hearty veggies.
It’s cooked in a sweet and savory sauce of brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken broth, and garlic. Delicious is not enough to describe how good it is.
6. One-Pot Chicken and Rice Casserole
This casserole is proof that you don’t need too many ingredients to make a phenomenal dish.
Flavored with nothing but garlic, spices, and seasonings, this casserole has a very straightforward but impressive taste.
Savory and earthy with a mild level of heat, this casserole is absolutely a winner.
7. Green Bean Wild Rice Casserole
Here’s another extremely hearty casserole your whole family will love.
A mix of wild rice and green beans, this bake will fuel you with all the energy you need to last all day!
It’s vegetarian, to boot, which means it’s for everyone to enjoy.
8. One Skillet Mexican Rice Casserole
This colorful casserole combines brown rice, black beans, corn, peppers, chilies, and tons and tons of cheese.
It’s a whole Mexican party in one dish!
Plus, the use of brown rice makes this dish healthy and rich in fiber.
9. Cajun Shrimp and Rice Casserole
Let’s take a break from the rich and cheesy casseroles and focus our attention on this spicy dish.
Fluffy rice, sweet snappy shrimp, and crunchy veggies are given a spicy and earthy Cajun flavor!
Cream is also added to the mix to complement the Cajun spices.
10. Green Chili Rice Casserole
With just four ingredients, this casserole is perhaps the simplest bake on this list. It’s also one of the most mouthwatering.
All you’ll need here are rice, green chiles, sour cream, and shredded cheese.
It’s a short ingredients roster, but when mixed and baked, they make sparks fly.
11. Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice Casserole
Chicken, rice, bell peppers, and corn are bathed with tomatillo salsa, topped with cheese, and baked until bubbly.
This is comfort food at its best.
The fact that it’s a dump-and-go casserole makes it even better. It’s so easy, you won’t even need any cooking experience to pull this off.
12. Cheesy Brown Rice and Greens Casserole
This casserole is ideal if you badly want your kids to eat vegetables.
A mix of brown rice, greens, and cheese, this simple dish is a show-stopper.
It’s versatile, to boot. Feel free to swap brown rice with quinoa, lentils, or barley for a healthier dish. Any leafy green works, too.
13. Sausage and Rice Casserole
Any casserole with rice and sausage in it is a sure win. This one’s no exception.
It’s a wonderful mix of brown rice, Italian chicken sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, and bell peppers cooked in chicken broth with spices.
It looks great and tastes even greater. And it’s healthy, too. What more can you ask for?
14. Butternut Squash and Rice Casserole
This butternut squash and rice casserole is the perfect autumn bake!
Enjoy the combination of fluffy rice and tender butternut squash. This vegetarian dish is simple, but it won’t disappoint.
Cooked in just a bit of parmesan, butter, and seasonings, the sweetness of the squash really shines through in this dish.
15. Tex-Mex Chicken & Rice Casserole
The basic chicken and rice casserole is given a Tex-Mex makeover with black beans, corn, green chiles, and spices.
Just like other casseroles here, this one is also topped with a bed of melty Monterey Jack cheese.
It makes the already delicious dish even more irresistible.
16. Vegan Chickpea & Rice Casserole
Any vegans in the house? This recipe is a must-add to your arsenal of vegan casseroles. Here’s why.
It features rice, chickpeas, coconut milk, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, stock, and seasonings.
Together, they make a hearty and creamy dish exploding with tastes and textures.
The best part? All its makings are 100% plant-based!
17. French Onion Chicken and Rice Casserole
This chicken and rice casserole is flavored with French onion dip and two kinds of cheese.
Expect nothing but rich and creamy awesomeness where this bake is involved.
As if that wasn’t indulgent enough, the casserole is also topped with crunchy French fried onions. It’s the dish that keeps on giving!
18. Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole
This chicken enchilada rice casserole is what cheesy dreams are made of.
What’s not to love? The mix of rice, shredded chicken, corn, and beans is always a winner.
Plus, it’s topped with a bed of ooey-gooey melted Colby Jack cheese. You can’t go wrong with that.
It’s also easily customizable. Feel free to swap the rice for other grains and add whatever Tex-Mex ingredients you like!
19. Vegetarian Mexican Casserole
This next casserole also explodes with Mexican flavors, but this time, it’s all-veggie.
Does that mean it’s boring? Absolutely not.
In fact, this casserole is so scrumptious that even meat lovers won’t say no to it.
It’s rice, corn, black beans, bell peppers, enchilada sauce, and cheese combined. How can anyone resist that?
20. Italian Rice Casserole (Arancini Casserole)
This casserole has chicken sausage, peas, mozzarella, and marinara all in one glorious dish.
This bake has the same flavor profile as arancini rice balls, but it’s in casserole form.
That means it’s so much easier to make. No need to form mixtures into balls – just throw all ingredients in a baking dish. Your involvement is pretty much it.
21. No-Peek Chicken and Rice Casserole
Resist the urge to take a peek! This chicken and rice casserole gets its flavor from being baked in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
True, there’s a bit of waiting time, but you’ll be rewarded with an outrageously rich and creamy bake.
22. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
A casserole with chicken and rice is already pretty phenomenal. Add bacon and ranch to the picture and things get even more exciting.
If you’re looking to impress, this recipe is all you’ll need. A mix of chicken, rice, bacon, and cheese, this dish is sure to please.
23. Zucchini Rice Casserole
Last but not least is a casserole that combines rice and zucchini.
You’d think this dish won’t be that inviting, but believe me, this one’s a certified crowd-pleaser.
The zucchini makes the casserole extra tender and moist!
Plus, there’s melted cheese on top. We all know how it has the ability to make anything taste 100 times better.
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