Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole

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Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

This is tasty rice dish with a kick to it. Of coarse all the spices may be adjusted to suit taste. I have even added cooked ground beef to this to make it into a main dish.

Top Review by kleine_rosa_hexe

Hi Kittencal, We all enjoyed this dish, especially, because its vegetarian - I try to reduce our meat-intake. I added some black olives and used fresh mushrooms (personal preference). Because of time I omitted the oven and served it from the stove - We served it with Sour Cream, Salsa, Cheese on the side and Wraps (Kids loved it). Thanks for a wonderful dish. Claudia

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil with water over medium heat.
  3. Add in the sliced mushrooms, green bell peppers, onion and garlic; simmer stirring often until onion is tender (about 10 minutes).
  4. Add in the tomatoes (with juice, and break up slightly with a fork), beans, rice, chili powder, cumin and cayenne; mix to combine.
  5. Simmer covered for about 25 minutes, or until rice is tender, and the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Transfer to a large greased baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle with mozza cheese over top.
  8. Bake in oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted (also, can microwave at HIGH power for 2 minutes).

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