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Southwest Vegetarian Bake Recipe
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Southwest Vegetarian Bake Recipe

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This veggie-packed casserole hits the spot on chilly nights. But it's great any time I have a taste for Mexican food with all the fixings, too. —Patricia Gale, Monticello, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 284 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 35-40 minutes or until tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine beans, Mexicorn, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepper and rice. Transfer to a shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with onion and olives.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Vegetarian Bake in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 284 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 879 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Yummy! I This will be added to my meatless Monday recipes!"

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I have made this for several people and they all loved it. I do leave the olives out as I am not an olive fan."

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"Tasty side dish too."

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Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"At first I thought the olives would make it taste bad, but the dish came out really well! I will be making this again!"

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"This was really good! I made it with all Mexican shredded cheese simply because the package had two cups worth and I figured why not? I think when I make it again I'll use two cans of black beans just for the added protein and because my three year old loves beans. I think I'll also brown the onions before adding them just because they were a little too crunchy for my taste. Otherwise this had a great flavor and was pretty filling!"

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