Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Betty Crocker's New Eat and Lose Weight Cookbook.
Make and share this Simple Mexican Rice and Bean Bake recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups salsa, divided
- 1 cup cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 (12 ounce) can pinto beans
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease an 8in square baking dish.
- Mix rice, egg, 1/2 cup of salsa, 1/2 cup of cheese and chili powder, press into bottom of dish.
- Mix beans and remaining salsa.
- Spoon over rice mixture.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake 30 minutes.
I am eating this right now and it is AWESOME!!! I gave it five stars for the flavor and for the fact that it is probably the quickest and easiest thing I've ever made. I topped it with green onion and cilantro, and non-fat plain yogurt. You could vary it with different types of salsa, or perhaps add ground beef to the egg-and-rice mixture. If my husband leaves any leftovers, it will be great for breakfast. This is sure to be a staple in my house! Update: made to drop off uncooked at my sis & bro-in-law's house who had just come home with their new baby. The loved it. I only had Monterey Jack cheese on hand, used brown rice, and this time only had a can of refried beans instead of pinto.
Simple and quick. Reminded me of Spanish rice, only better. I added some cumin and fresh cilantro.And just mixed everything in a bowl and tossed into my 8x8. The two of us ate about 2/3 of it last night, only stopping to save some for his lunch! I also like that this called for pinto beans instead of black beans. BF said next time to serve it with texas toast.
Really good. I cut the recipe in half, and cooked it in a 6 inch square pan. the only changes I made were to add some salt (as I cooked my beans from dried) and some cumin, as I really love it in Mexican food. This was one of the easiest casseroles I've made in a long time, and it made a great lunch. I think that next time I would toss all of the ingredients (except some of the cheese) together, as I didn't think the layering added anything to the dish, and a few of my beans turned out really dry. I'd also increase the chili powder, but that's just personal taste, not a reflection on the recipe. Thanks for posting a great dish!