Mexican Rice And Bean Casserole Recipe

By the wlr team

Fancy some Mexican food for dinner but don’t fancy the classic fajitas? Try this Mexican rice and bean casserole that’s sure to be a hit with the family! The recipe makes 6 servings so is the perfect dish for entertaining friends. At only 177 calories per serving you can enjoy a filling hearty meal without worrying about what you’re eating!

  • Recipe makes: 6 servings
  • Prep time:
    10 mins
  • Cook time: 40 mins
  • Calories: 177
    per serving


  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 green peppers
  • 80g mushrooms
  • 120ml water
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 140g long grain rice
  • 180g red kidney beans, drained weight
  • ½ x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 6g cumin seeds
  • 110g reduced fat Mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4 / 350°F

  1. Prepare and finely chop the onion, garlic and green peppers
  2. Wipe and slice the mushrooms.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil with water over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms and green peppers. Simmer, stirring often, until onion is tender. (About 10 minutes)
  4. Add rice, beans, tomatoes, chilli powder and cumin. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Transfer to baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.


Cook up a big batch of this recipe and place in the fridge or freezer for quick ready meals throughout the week. 

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Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)177
Carbohydrate (g)28.4
Fat (g)4.1
Protein (g)9.5
Fibre (g)4.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg1.8

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