Brown Rice Bake

Loaded with Mexican flavors, this brown rice bake with beans is a delicious no-meat dish with a serving of vegetables included.

Brown Rice Bake

Easy Mexican Brown Rice Bake makes dinner healthy, fast and fun!

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

Kitchen basics like using the oven and chopping veggies are all you need to make this recipe. Easy Mexican Brown Rice Bake is a smart food choice. It’s a great source of whole grains, lean protein and fresh vegetables.

Brown Rice Bake

This is a basic recipe you can change up with a few ingredient swaps! Unleash your creativity, or try some of these easy ideas:

-Hot n’ Fiery: Add Anaheim, poblano, jalapeño, hatch or habanero peppers • use hot taco sauce • top with hot salsa

-“Beefy” Burrito: Use canned refried beans instead of black beans • add meatless ground crumbles or crushed walnuts • top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, dairy or dairy-free sour cream and chile sauce

-Chik’n Verde: Use salsa verde instead of taco sauce • add meatless chik’n • use white or Jack dairy or dairy-free cheese • top with dairy or dairy-free sour cream and salsa verde

Brown Rice Bake

Brown Rice Bake
 
Loaded with Mexican flavors, this brown rice bake with beans is a delicious no-meat dish with a serving of vegetables included.
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Recipe Type: Main
Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can salt free black beans, drained
  • ¾ cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 bottle taco sauce, 16 oz. size
  • half a red bell pepper, chopped
  • half a small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese or nondairy cheese
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • half a bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • optional - a few pinches of salt free taco seasoning or spices (chili powder, cumin, paprika) for garnish
Instructions
  1. Have the rice ready in a mixing bowl or the pot you cooked it in. If you're making instant rice, follow the instructions on the box for 4 servings.
  2. Turn the oven on to 350.
  3. Have a 9" x 9" baking pan ready. Grease the inside with cooking spray or a little oil if it's not nonstick.
  4. Add the beans, corn, taco sauce, pepper and onion to the rice. Stir everything together.
  5. Spread the rice mixture evenly in the baking pan. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Top each portion with tomato and cilantro, and enjoy.

 

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Gin Butters

Gin's a crazy food romantic who's head over heels for big flavors and fresh, healthy ingredients. She's extra-inspired by Indian, Mexican and Indonesian cooking, and will put peanut butter on just about anything.

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