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Southwest Casserole Recipe

A rainbow of colors and flavors is found in this festive dish. You won't believe how hearty and delicious this casserole is, and at only 3 g of fat per serving, it's a smart choice for a great meal! Melody Davis - Overland Park, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + simmering Bake: 45 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2-3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the brown rice, wild rice and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, beans, corn, red pepper, onion, green onions, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, cayenne and pepper. Stir in rice.
  • 3. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 268 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 741mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.

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joedebfry User ID: 265172 107463
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"I added more pepper and cumin. I had to bake it longer until the onions and red pepper were tender."

MomNErin User ID: 1757878 158253
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2009

"I made this and my family all loved it. We ate it with tortilla chips as a dip of sorts. Very good."

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