Baked Potatoes Recipe

Combine the comforting flavors of baked potatoes with the aromatic goodness of rice in this delightful recipe. These savory rice-stuffed baked potatoes are sure to satisfy your cravings and impress your guests.

Ingredients

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown, whichever you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Scrub the potatoes clean and pat them dry with paper towels.
  2. Use a fork to poke several holes all over each potato. This allows steam to escape during baking and prevents the potatoes from bursting.
  3. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the rice according to package instructions. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork and set it aside.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly until they are safe to handle.
  6. Slice off the top third of each potato lengthwise. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out the flesh from each potato, leaving a thin shell intact.
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine the scooped potato flesh, cooked rice, grated cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, and butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix until well combined.
  8. Stuff each potato shell with the rice mixture, mounding it slightly on top.
  9. Place the stuffed potatoes on a baking sheet and return them to the oven. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Once done, remove the stuffed potatoes from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  11. Garnish with additional chopped green onions or a dollop of sour cream, if desired. Serve hot and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures in every bite!

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