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Zesty Rice 'N' Bean Casserole

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"A savory mix of seasonings adds zip to Daphne Blandford's satisfying dish that's loaded with beans, rice, vegetables and cheese. 'We enjoy it as a light entree with garlic bread and fresh spinach salad,' she notes from Gander, Newfoundland. 'It also makes a super side dish at potluck gatherings.'"
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the green peppers, mushrooms, onion and garlic in water and oil until onion is tender. Add the tomatoes, beans, rice and seasonings. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese.
  2. Transfer to a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 195 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 392 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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This was great. The only real change I made to it was using frozen corn in place of the green peppers. I thought the corn went well with the beans and tomatoes. The flavor of the dish was excell...

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Okay, but a little bland, not "zesty." I had to add hot sauce on top of mine. Next time I will add more spices, maybe taco seasoning. Also, the mozzarella doesn't have a ton of flavor, so I migh...

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This was great. The only real change I made to it was using frozen corn in place of the green peppers. I thought the corn went well with the beans and tomatoes. The flavor of the dish was excell...

Yum! I really, really enjoyed this delicious, filling dish! I agree, however, that a little bit of salt is needed.

Overall very good, but the cooking time wasn't long enough to cook the rice completely - I used brown rice instead of white, so this may have been part of the problem. Also, the recipe needs a ...

I thought this was a great dish! It was a hit at the dinner table. I added a little more of each seasoning & I did add some salt as well. I also substituted pepper jack cheese. I will define...

I don't eat beans, but I made this for my husand and he LOVES it-- one of his fave casseroles, ever!

Okay, but a little bland, not "zesty." I had to add hot sauce on top of mine. Next time I will add more spices, maybe taco seasoning. Also, the mozzarella doesn't have a ton of flavor, so I migh...

Very good. I used Lundford Wild/Brown Rice and shredded pepper jack cheese. For me, this was a great mix of rice and beans with the right amount of spicy without too much HOT.

Not bad.. I prepared a big fat chicken for the grill and had some time to make another side dish. Used yellow pepper and added a pat of butter as the veggies were sauteing. Scaled this to 4 ser...

I was not crazy about this. I added corn like others suggested and cooked the rice separate. I loved that there were so many vegetables in the dish and the flavor was good with the cumin, chil...