Rice Con Queso

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by zeldaz51

The exact recipe from Frances Moore Lappe's "Diet for a Small Planet". Great for a buffet dinner. Prep time does not include cooking the rice or beans.

Top Review by Omm6806

I love this recipe and have been making it for 30 years. Before I began to reduce fat in our meals, I made it 2 or 3 times a month. Now I make it only occasionally but it's still terrific. Incidentally, the last time I made it I substituted quinoa for the brown rice, added chopped jalapenos and spinach. It was terrific. It always is. The print in the original cookbook is so small I began looking on-line, hoping to find the recipe so I could print it. Thanks so much for posting it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together cooked rice, cooked beans, garlic, onion, and chiles. In a casserole, spread alternating layers of the rice-beans mixture, ricotta cheese, and jack cheese, ending with a layer of rice and beans.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. During the last few minutes of baking, sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top. Garnish before serving.

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