Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rice & Bean Bake

Well this has become a dinnertime staple. This would be super easy as well if I did not insist on making brown rice the hard way. (not the instant, because I've become inexplicably weird about instant rice) Making real rice is a real pain in my... well you can guess.

But still.

This is a really delicious dish, and if the recipe gets lost on the internet before I post it up here, I would be enormously screwed. I put this all into My Fitness pal, and two servings (I must have seconds on this!) is not that bad- like under 400 calories.

Rice & Bean Bake

2 chicken breasts- diced (I think this is optional! Easier without!)
4 c. cooked rice
3/4 c. frozen corn
15 oz. can black beans
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. salsa
4 oz. diced green chiles w/ fluid
1 c. shredded cheese
maybe some cilantro if you have it for a garnish?

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for cilantro and mix thoroughly to combine. Make sure the yogurt and cheese are stirred in throughout the entire bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and top with extra cheese if you would like. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with chopped cilantro.