Baked Mexican Rice Casserole
A quick and easy side dish you can get into the oven in just a few minutes.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 1 15-ounce can black beans
- ¾ cup salsa
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 2 cups rice, cooked
- ½ cup grated vegan cheese (optional)
- ⅓ cup sliced black olives
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine the beans, salsa, chili powder, and cumin in a large pot over low heat, and partially mash beans with a large fork.
Remove from heat and stir in corn and rice. Transfer to a casserole dish.
Top with vegan cheese and sliced olives and bake for 20 minutes.
Calories: 289 | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 539mg | Fiber: 11g | Protein: 13g
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