Get the Recipe: Easy Cheesy Rice


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and minced
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack on the center shelf. Grease a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • Melt olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender but not browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Add yogurt (or sour cream), jalapeño, rice, and cheddar cheese to a bowl and fold in cooked onions.
  • Transfer rice mixture into greased casserole dish, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano and bake for 20 minutes.