- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook turkey, onions and pepper over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes, water, rice, olives, chili powder and salt.
- Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, covered, 50-55 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Mexicali Casserole
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"Overall this recipe was good and I will make it again but with a few changes. I think the rice could have been more moist and fluffy so I am going to try instant rice to see if that helps. I also thought it was a little dry. So I made try adding a cup or two of salsa to the mix. As far as this being a light and easy recipe to make, it was and that made it great for me to put together for a big family dinner."
"Awesome dish! I cooked the rice first. I used diced tomatoes with green Chili's. My husband and I loved it!"
"Im concerned about the high sodium, 508 is way too much, with my diabetes and high blood pressure, I need to cut back, any ideas? I would appreciate. I know 1/2 tsp of salt shouldn't bring it up that high, I don't use any kind of salt anyways."
"This was so yummy and easy to make! I made just a few changes based on other reviews. First, I used ground chicken that I got on sale instead of ground turkey. Because others said the rice didn't cook through, I used 1 bag of Success boil-in-the-bag brown rice and cooked it before adding it to the mixture in the skillet. Because I pre-cooked the rice, I omitted the cup of water entirely. I also added a little extra chili powder and some taco seasoning to taste before I put it in the oven. Because everything was pre-cooked, it wasn't necessary to bake it for a long time, only to melt the cheese, so I baked it uncovered in the oven for just 10 minutes. It was awesome! It was flavorful without being too spicy for kids, and that was great. I will definitely be making it again!"
"This is a great base recipe - I substituted ground beef and black beans. Only thing I would suggest is it needs a bit more spice - perhaps more chili powder."