Kidney Bean & Cheesy Rice Casserole

August 13, 2010

One pot, one hour, one great meal.

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained, or 3 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged dark red kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar no-salt-added picante sauce
  • 8 cups cooked rice, no salt added
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat water in a nonstick skillet.
  3. Add onion, cumin, and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach and sauté until wilted. Set aside.
  4. Combine dark red kidney beans and picante sauce together; spread 2 cups of this mixture in the bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking pan coated with non fat cooking spray.
  5. Layer 4 cups of rice over bean mixture. Arrange tomato slices on top of rice. Layer spinach mixture, remaining rice, and 2 cups of bean mixture over tomato slices. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and bake, uncovered, for another 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon sour cream on top of each serving.
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