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cheesy enchilada rice (crockpot recipe)

Crockpot Cheesy Enchilada Rice

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Slow Cooker Recipe for Cheesy Green Sauce Enchilada Brown Rice: this crockpot side dish is good enough to be a main dish! Creamy and cheesy rice and corn that’s almost risotto-like with just a little kick of flavor thanks to green enchilada sauce and green chiles.


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  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (15 oz) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chiles
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, sour cream and avocado slices


  1. Add rice, water, enchilada sauce, chiles, corn, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper to slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until rice is soft and cooked through. (Mine cooked for 3 hours and 48 minutes).
  3. Stir in cheddar and lime juice. Add extra seasonings to taste, if needed.
  4. Serve rice with desired toppings.


I used my 3 quart slow cooker for this recipe. I find that filling your slow cooker at least 2/3 full is the best way for slow cooker recipes to work out. I like this slow cooker from hamilton beach.