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!
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
We add new recipes almost every day, so check back often!
We are not affiliated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Please consult a doctor before changing your eating habits.
Double check points on the official calculator.
Affiliate Disclosure: Some links may be affiliate links where I make a small commission if you purchase anything after clicking a link. There is no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Love wine? Check out this cute wine glass! The Weight Watchers Points Stemless Wine Glass. 3 Points, 5 Points, Who Cares?
Fun but practical! Measurements are at 4 ounces, 7 ounces, and 10 ounces. Don’t forget to convert the points to your WW Personal Points for your individual plan.
If you’re interested in seeing the tools and equipment we use in our kitchen, we have them posted here.
Need to make more or fewer servings?
On Desktop, hover over “Servings” # and move the slider to desired number of servings.
Weight Watchers Mexican Brown Rice Casserole
- 4 cups cooked long grain brown rice
- 1¼ cups fat-free salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 can (15 ounce) traditional refried beans
- 10 ounces frozen corn kernels thawed
- 1 can (4oz) green chile peppers diced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 package (10oz) frozen chopped spinach thawed and set to drain in a strainer over a bowl
- ¾ cup reduced-fat Mexican style shredded cheese divided
- 2 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro for garnish
- 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.
You May Also Like:
- 21 Weight Watchers Chicken and Rice Recipes
- Quick Weight Watchers Veggie Burger
- Weight Watchers Chicken Casserole Recipes
- Best Weight Watchers Salmon Recipes
- 21 Weight Watchers Chicken Stir-Fry Recipes
Need an easy way to portion your serving sizes? Check out this Portion Control Serving Utensil Set.
It comes with 2, 4, 6, and 8 ounce ladles. The perfect way to stay on plan!