Simple Mexican Rice and Bean Bake

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Betty Crocker's New Eat and Lose Weight Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8in square baking dish.
  3. Mix rice, egg, 1/2 cup of salsa, 1/2 cup of cheese and chili powder, press into bottom of dish.
  4. Mix beans and remaining salsa.
  5. Spoon over rice mixture.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

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.

Shalabhanjika July 05, 2010

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.

Nikoma June 09, 2010

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!

IngridH April 26, 2010

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