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Rice ‘n’ Black Bean Bake

"When I come home from work, I start cooking rice for this meatless casserole right away," mentions Kathy Prado of Fort Worth, Texas. "The rest is a breeze, because it's just opening cans and mixing. That's my kind of cooking."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 main-dish or 8-10 side-dish servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) picante sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Corn or tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in the rice, sour cream and 1 cup of cheese. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with corn or tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 362 calories, 17g fat (12g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 907mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Norma Teresa
    Jun 21, 2020

    My husband claims this is far superior to anything he has had in a restaurant! We are both foodies and he is not fond of Tex-Mex foods but he cannot stop eating this. It is perfect as written but easy to modify. For example, when I made this yesterday I had only 1 cup of cheese and the sour cream was moldy so I stirred some queso dip into the rice and used plain Greek yogurt. It was still a hit!

  • PrplMonky5
    May 11, 2016

    Maybe I made this a bit incorrectly (I don't think I did), but I thought this was a bit runny. I don't think it was from the rice, because it was leftover rice, and as most people know, rice that's been sitting in the fridge tends to get a little dry. Other than that, my husband and I thought it was delicious. We both wished it was a bit firmer, but that didn't totally detract from the taste. You definitely need to eat this with tortilla chips, or as burrito filling with refried beans (as the previous reviewer mentioned). Overally, it was good, and it used all the leftover stuff I had in my fridge. I'd probably make it again, but I'm not going to seek it out.

  • LCNH
    Jan 12, 2015

    My sister-in-law loves this recipe, and has called me many a time for this recipe while she is at the grocery store, because she knows I know it by heart. I tell her what ingredients she needs, and she runs to that aisle to get them! Also, I always add about 1 1/8 cups rice to 1 cup of water because sometimes the rice is too moist to be added to the rest of the recipe right away; otherwise, I have found that it tends to get a bit runny if the rice is too moist. My family always requests this recipe for family gatherings, and love it when I show up unexpectedly with a ready-made warm supper when they have had a busy week!

  • Joy_Davies
    Oct 1, 2011

    This has been a go to recipe for our family since the 2001 cookbook that it appeared in.

  • Donalee2
    Jul 5, 2011

    I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR DINNER TONIGHT. THE TASTE WAS DELICIOUS BUT IT WAS A LITTLE THIN. THE RECIPE DIDN'T SAY TO LET IT STAND FOR 5 OR 10 MIN BUT BY THE TIME WE HAD EATEN SOME IT HAD STARTED TO SET UP. I ALSO THOUGHT THAT ANOTHER CUP OF RICE MIGHT HAVE HELPED TOO. BUT THE TASTE WAS DELICIOUS SO WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT AGAIN.

  • kposton
    Mar 24, 2011

    I make this alongside burritos, tacos or fajitas. Great addition! The whole family loves it.

  • LoreneA
    Jan 21, 2011

    It was quick, easy and tasted great on a cold Winter's night! I used whole grain rice and low fat cheese.

  • GeoMom
    Apr 7, 2009

    This is a great recipe - I've made it a ton and everyone loves it! It's a great option for vegetarians. I make it with corn & serve with tortilla chips.

  • Sue.H
    Jan 12, 2009

    Didn't have black beans so I used pinto. It turned out fantastic!

  • chris28304
    May 3, 2008

    Very easy and quick to make. I believe this would also be good as a burrito filling by substituting the black beans with refried beans. This is a recipe that I'll be making again.