This is a delicious side dish that a gal from our elementary school (Tara Phelps) makes every year for our Teacher Appreciation luncheon. The recipe is so popular that we actually make copies of the recipe to distribute and the teachers would be so sad if we stopped serving it.
2 cups cooked rice
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
Mix. Put in square baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Top with cheese and bake until melted. Double recipe for a 9x13 pan.
I imagine you could add chicken to it and turn it into a casserole. I'll try that out sometime.