After my dad had heart-trouble years ago, my mom adapted an old recipe to come up with this colorful all-in-one dish. It has been a favorite for a long time. Even our kids like it, and they can be quite picky! --Linda Rindels of Littleton, Colorado

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook rice according to package directions. Transfer to a bowl; add the beans. In a nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat.

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  • In a 2-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray, layer a third of the rice mixture, cheese and tomato mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining rice mixture and tomato mixture.

  • Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Tips

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 306 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 5.3g; cholesterol 4.9mg; sodium 684.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (98)

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2008
I substituted salsa as well, cut the onion in half, added 2 cloves minced garlic, and served it with sour cream which made it extra creamy. Tasted great - thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I am doing south beach so this recipe fit in just right for my diet. I didn't have the tomatoes with chiles so I used a can of diced tomatoes and added a few spoons of salsa. I also added minced garlic to the onions as I cooked them and added some ground cumin as well. I added some turkey sausage and it made a great meal. My boys rolled this in a tortilla and just loved it. this recipe is a keeper! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
I can't believe I am just now rating this WONDERFUL recipe! I usually make this at least once per month. In the summer though, I just make it on the stove. It is delicious, simple and very healthy. To make it more healthy, you can always use less cheese or low fat cheese. The recipe is perfect as is, but I always add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cumin. I will also use the suggestion of another reviewer and cook the brown rice in fat free chicken broth. If you enjoy spanish style rice, you'll really enjoy this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
Very easy and very tasty! I used black beans as that was what I had on hand and I just threw it all together instead of layering. My boys liked it and it was really quick to throw together. Bet you could double it and throw it in the crockpot, too.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
Delicious & filling! Followed recipes as is. Since we're trying to eat healthier dishes (cutting back on meats & making mostly vegetarian dishes (esp. w/ beans) this one is a keeper for us! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
This was a pretty good dish, but could use a bit more seasoning. When I make again, I'll add some additional chili powder as well as some cumin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
I thought this was really good. I think it would've been good as written but my boyfriend wanted some meat in the dish. I added a pound of lean ground beef and some green pepper and sauted it with the onion. I also stirred it all together and poured it into the casserole dish because I'm lazy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2010
I love this dish. I substitute regular diced tomatoes since I don't like jalapenos, and I mix everything together instead of layering. Then sprinkle some cheese on top and bake. Easy, delicious, meat-free dinner with hardly any prep time. I make it about once a week now. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2011
This was a pretty good vegetarian meal. I added a few tablespoons of salsa as well, and mixed in some peas, corn and carrots to get some extra vegetables in. Read More
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