Green Chile Sausage and Rice Casserole
1 lb. Boulder Sausage green chile sausage (uncooked)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 cup white rice, rinsed
2 cups water
1 cup corn kernels
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 poblano chiles, charred/roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup sour cream
10 to 12 ounces cheddar cheese
1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until soft and translucent, about. Add the garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the rice and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the rice to turn opaque without toasting.
2.Add water, corn kernels and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is tender (about 15 – 20 minutes).
3.While Rice is cooking saute sausage in a pan until golden brown. Remove from heat.
4.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
5.When the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a bowl to cool for a few minutes.
6.Mix the sausage and rice with the roasted poblano chiles, cilantro, sour cream and cheese until well combined.
7. Pour the rice mix into a 8 x 10 baking dish. Sprinkle the top with about 8 ounces of cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until the top is melted and golden brown.
8. Remove from the oven and top with the rest of the cheese. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes and serve.
Thanks to LemonBlossoms.com, for their delicious recipe. But we upgraded it from a side dish to the main course by adding Boulder Sausage green chile sausage.