Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by romyker

Makes 6 servings



Like a burrito in a bowl, this dish is great for parties. Serve a big salad on the side.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole

1/2 cup brown rice, cook
10 oz salsa
1 tsp ground cumin
15 oz canned fat free refried beans
10 oz frozen corn kernels, thawed
4 oz canned green chili peppers, mild, diced
1 tbsp chili powder
10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and set to drain in a strainer over a bowl
3/4 cups low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped (optional; for garnish)

Recipe Directions for Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular, round or oval baking dish with cooking spray

  2. In a large bowl, combine rice, salsa and cumin. Spoon 2 cups of rice mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out to evenly cover bottom of dish.

  3. In another large bowl, combine refried beans, corn, chili peppers and chili power. Using a rubber spatula, scrape bean mixture on top of rice layer and smooth out top.

  4. Squeeze out any excess water from spinach or collard greens and then spread on top of bean layer; sprinkle with 6 tablespoons of cheese. Top with remaining rice mixture and smooth out top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  5. Place casserole on a large rimmed baking sheet to catch any spillage. Bake until heated through and cheese is browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro (if desired), cut into 6 pieces and serve.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Mexican, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 263.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.4g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
772mg
32%
Potassium
956mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
50.4g
17%
Dietary Fiber
12.8g
51%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
13.6g
Vitamin A 204% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 21% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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