Brown Rice Casserole

Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

This recipe is really versatile. It's easy to leave out the chicken or change up the vegetables. I usually leave out the chicken and serve it with salsa chicken or something similar. For the diced green chili peppers, use fire roasted if you can find them.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook rice using the water or broth according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º and grease a casserole dish.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute onion until tender and translucent.
  4. Mix in the zucchini, chicken (if using), and mushrooms. Season with the cumin, salt and cayenne.
  5. Saute until chicken in heated through and zucchini is browned.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, mix the cooked rice, mixture in skillet, beans, chilis, carrots, and 1/2 of the cheese.
  7. Transfer to casserole dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  8. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
  9. Uncover, and continue baking for 10 more minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly around the edges.