Rice ‘n’ Black Bean Bake
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes6 main-dish or 8-10 side-dish servings
My husband claims this is far superior to anything he has had in a restaurant! We are both foodies and he is not fond of Tex-Mex foods but he cannot stop eating this. It is perfect as written but easy to modify. For example, when I made this yesterday I had only 1 cup of cheese and the sour cream was moldy so I stirred some queso dip into the rice and used plain Greek yogurt. It was still a hit!
Maybe I made this a bit incorrectly (I don't think I did), but I thought this was a bit runny. I don't think it was from the rice, because it was leftover rice, and as most people know, rice that's been sitting in the fridge tends to get a little dry. Other than that, my husband and I thought it was delicious. We both wished it was a bit firmer, but that didn't totally detract from the taste. You definitely need to eat this with tortilla chips, or as burrito filling with refried beans (as the previous reviewer mentioned). Overally, it was good, and it used all the leftover stuff I had in my fridge. I'd probably make it again, but I'm not going to seek it out.
My sister-in-law loves this recipe, and has called me many a time for this recipe while she is at the grocery store, because she knows I know it by heart. I tell her what ingredients she needs, and she runs to that aisle to get them! Also, I always add about 1 1/8 cups rice to 1 cup of water because sometimes the rice is too moist to be added to the rest of the recipe right away; otherwise, I have found that it tends to get a bit runny if the rice is too moist. My family always requests this recipe for family gatherings, and love it when I show up unexpectedly with a ready-made warm supper when they have had a busy week!
This has been a go to recipe for our family since the 2001 cookbook that it appeared in.
I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR DINNER TONIGHT. THE TASTE WAS DELICIOUS BUT IT WAS A LITTLE THIN. THE RECIPE DIDN'T SAY TO LET IT STAND FOR 5 OR 10 MIN BUT BY THE TIME WE HAD EATEN SOME IT HAD STARTED TO SET UP. I ALSO THOUGHT THAT ANOTHER CUP OF RICE MIGHT HAVE HELPED TOO. BUT THE TASTE WAS DELICIOUS SO WILL DEFINITELY MAKE IT AGAIN.
I make this alongside burritos, tacos or fajitas. Great addition! The whole family loves it.
It was quick, easy and tasted great on a cold Winter's night! I used whole grain rice and low fat cheese.
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This is a great recipe - I've made it a ton and everyone loves it! It's a great option for vegetarians. I make it with corn & serve with tortilla chips.