Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole Recipe

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Mexican-Style Brown Rice Casserole
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  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 2-quart rectangular, round or oval baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rice, salsa and cumin. Spoon 2 cups of rice mixture into prepared baking dish and spread out to evenly cover bottom of dish.
  3. In another large bowl, combine refried beans, corn, chili peppers and chili power. Using a rubber spatula, scrape bean mixture on top of rice layer and smooth out top.
  4. Squeeze out any excess water from spinach or collard greens and then spread on top of bean layer; sprinkle with 6 tablespoons of cheese. Top with remaining rice mixture and smooth out top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Place casserole on a large rimmed baking sheet to catch any spillage. Bake until heated through and cheese is browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro (if desired), cut into 6 pieces and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 497.28 Kcal (2082 kJ)
Calories from fat 56.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.31g 10%
Cholesterol 4.45mg 1%
Sodium 1260.38mg 53%
Potassium 1281.38mg 27%
Total Carbs 90.9g 30%
Sugars 8.93g 36%
Dietary Fiber 16.42g 66%
Protein 24.47g 49%
Vitamin C 74.9mg 125%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 24%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Calcium 280.7mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 86.26 Kcal (361 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.09g 10%
Cholesterol 0.77mg 1%
Sodium 218.63mg 53%
Potassium 222.27mg 27%
Total Carbs 15.77g 30%
Sugars 1.55g 36%
Dietary Fiber 2.85g 66%
Protein 4.24g 49%
Vitamin C 13mg 125%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 24%
Iron 0.8mg 25%
Calcium 48.7mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.7
  • 12

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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