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Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole Recipe



Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole Recipe. You’re in the right place if you’re after a dinner that’s full of flavor! It’s a blend of wholesome ingredients that brings together the best of Mexican cuisine, all in one comforting casserole.

To whip up this meal, you’ll be using just a few ingredients. Brown rice is at the heart of the recipe, lending a rich, nutty flavor. It’s paired with salsa, refried beans, corn, chili peppers, and cheese.

What’s more, it’s a versatile dish. Serve it alongside grilled chicken, lean beef, or your favorite vegetables. It’s equally good as a main course or a side, fitting seamlessly into any meal plan.

And don’t worry if you’re new to cooking. This recipe is quite forgiving.

Whether you’re feeding a family or meal-prepping for the week, this recipe offers a satisfying solution.

Give it a try, and you’ll see why it’s become a favorite for so many!

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Weight Watchers Points


7 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 9 Green Plan

7 WW Freestyle Points and 9 WW Smart Points

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Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

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Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole Recipe. A vegetarian dinner that's spicy and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Set your oven to 375ºF to preheat
  • Use cooking spray to lightly cover a 2-quart baking dish
  • Mix together the rice, salsa, and cumin in a large mixing bowl.
  • Take 2 cups of the rice blend and spread it evenly at the bottom of the coated baking dish.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, mix the refried beans, corn, chili peppers, and chili powder.
  • With a rubber spatula, layer the bean blend over the rice in the baking dish, smoothing the surface.
  • Remove any remaining water from the spinach or collard greens.
  • Layer the greens over the bean mixture.
  • Scatter 6 tablespoons of cheese over the greens.
  • Layer the rest of the rice blend over the cheese and smooth the surface.
  • Scatter the leftover cheese on top.
  • Place the casserole on a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, to prevent spills.
  • Bake for around 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbling
  • Garnish with cilantro, divide into 6 portions, and it's ready to serve.

Notes

7 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 9 Green Plan
7 WW Freestyle Points and 9 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 13gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 821mgPotassium: 564mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 6371IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 212mgIron: 3mg
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