Arroz Con Queso (Cheesy Rice)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Mad City Pug Lady

I combined a recipe a had from the monthly co-op newsletter and Recipe No. 77683. Preparation does not include time to cook rice. You can cheat and buy the frozen brown rice from Trader Joe's.

Top Review by jane49423

We all loved it, especially my husband. No one could even tell I was sneaking brown rice into the meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet; add onion and chilies. Cook until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic, cumin and chili powder and cook 2 minutes more.
  3. In a large bowl, combine rice, beans and onion mixture. Spray a 2-quart casserole with non-stick spray.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the rice/bean mixture. Top that with 1/2 of the ricotta cheese. Top that with 1/2 of the Monterey jack cheese. Repeat, ending with the rice/bean mixture.
  5. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven; cover casserole with the salsa. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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