Rating: 4 stars
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Serve this easy rice and bean casserole topped with avocado and sour cream or use as a burrito filler. Inspired by Green Valley Kitchen's Rice and Black Bean Casserole.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, rice, and bouillon cubes in a wide, shallow pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring a few times early on to dissolve bouillon cubes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Add lime juice and fluff rice with a fork.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a wide, shallow, oven-safe pan (like a paella pan) over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add cumin and chili powder; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice, pinto beans, salsa, and carrots; mix well. Stir in 1 cup Cheddar cheese until well mixed.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Top with remaining Cheddar and bake until bubbly, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 49.7g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 26.8mg; sodium 496.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2020
Really easy dinner, that makes a ton too! Great for leftovers! My only word of caution is with the amount of water to the amount of rice: 3 cups of water to 2 cups of brown rice makes for crunchy, not-fully-cooked rice. I needed 4 cups water, which is fairly normal for brown rice. So I would cook the rice with the amount of liquid listened on the package instead of the amount listed here. I did like this more after adding an additional sprinkle of lime juice and chili powder at the end--it just brightened up the flavor a bit. But for what this is, it's delicious, and a nice, easy meal--that's really inexpensive to make too. Will definitely make again. Thank you! Read More