Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

6 points per serving

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. 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.
Most Helpful

This is from 8 PointsPlus per serving. WW says, "Like a burrito in a bowl, this dish is great for parties. Serve a big salad on the side.... NOTES: Leftover brown rice works well in this dish. Or save time by picking some up at your local Chinese restaurant." We had this for dinner last night and it's definitely a crowd pleaser! Thanks for saving me the effort of posting this recipe, IAteMyGluestick!

mersaydees February 28, 2011

This is a winner ! My family really liked this dish and it will be one of my regular both for family but also for pot-latch dinners.

Bjork April 08, 2009