Canadian Sue
Posted February 07, 2006 05:02 AM


I received this recipe in an ezine I subscribe to and it was wonderful. An excellant main dish or side. Actually tastes better the next day!

Southwestern Vegetarian Bake

3/4 c. uncooked brown rice (Can make ahead or use leftover)
1-1/2 c. water
1 can rinsed and drained black beans
1 can Corn or Mexicorn, drained
1 can Rotel or other brand of tomatoes & green chiles
1 cup salsa (Medium is nice and hot, but not too hot)
1 c. lite sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 t. pepper
1 small can chopped black olives
1/2 c. chopped red onion
Optional: 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese blend

Bring rice and water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until
done. You can do this in advance. In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, cheddar, pepper and the cooked rice. Transfer to a 2-1/2 quart baking dish that you have sprayed with PAM. Sprinkle with the onion and olives. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Sprinkle with the Mexican cheese, bake another 5-10 minutes until cheese is nice and melted. Let stand 5 -10 minutes, then serve.