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Black Bean and Rice Casserole

What you need: 

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 zucchini, chopped
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 cup green or red peppers, chopped
1 cup rice, cooked
1/2 cup vegan cheese, optional

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pan over medium heat, cook beans and salsa for 5 minutes.
2. Add vegetables to the mixture and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until veggies soften slightly. Mix in rice.
3. Place mixture in a casserole dish, and if desired, sprinkle with vegan cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Preparation Time: 
about 30 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Servings: 
4
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Good potential but fell a little flat.... It tasted just like rice, beans and veg with salsa. If I make this again, I think sautéing the veg with some onion before adding to beans and salsa would be a good start. Some salt before baking probably a good idea too.

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This is a perfect potluck dish. I doubled the recipe and it turned out really well. I ended up having too much and had lots left over, so all the more for me!

I wouldn't add red peppers next time, since it's not my favourite veggie. I would definitely like to add butternut squash, and maybe some garlic next time.

Personally, the zucchini is the best part.

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This was really good.. but would be even better with potatoes and corn! I topped it with nutritional yeast, and used 2c of rice (I had a large jar of salsa.) Yuum.

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YUM. I'm eating this right now. I roughly estimated the ingredients, added a can of chilis, used brown rice, added onions and mushrooms, left the broccoli out, (meant to add corn but forgot, boo!), ran out of salsa but added extra chili powder, some left over pico de gallo and a can of tomato sauce. I cooked it a bit longer because it was pretty wet, probably because of the tomato sauce I added pepper, salt, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. I served it in a bowl with tortilla chips lining the bottom for some crunch and topped with cheese, slices of avocado and olives. YUM YUM YUM. Thanks so much for this recipe, I will be making it lots!

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The only complaint that I have with this recipe that it was so good that my dinner guest and I gobbled it up before I even thought of taking a picture.  Sigh.  Seriously, this was a GREAT combination of foods. 

I didn't have any broccoli or salsa, so I omitted the broccoli and used pasta sauce and chili powder instead of the salsa. 

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this was delicious and simple...most of my favorite recipes are. I forgot to add the zuchinni, but it really doesn't need it if you add lots of red and green pepper and onion. I also added veg boullion cubes to the rice and made 3 cups of rice and 2 cans of beans. Instead of sauteeing the veggies, I put them in the bottom of my glass cassorole dish, sprayed them with some low-fat olive oil non-stick spray, and broiled them for about 10 minutes. Then, just dump the rice, beans, and salsa over top, reduce heat to 325 degrees, and cook for about a half hour with tin foil on top. It was so hearty and yummy!

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This was EXCELLENT!  I followed the recipe pretty closely, and added a little nutritional yeast and vegan sour cream.  Only thing I may add next time is so black olives, but it really is wonderful as is.  I will DEFINITELY be adding this in to my regular rotation!

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This is a pretty simple recipe.
I make something like this often.
Mine had yellow and green squash added.
clove of garlic mixed in.
Also a piece of vegan rice cheese with some nutritional yeast sprinkled on top.
I also put the peppers on top.
Could not really make it spicy since I was making this for Zippy my fur companion and I.
Did add a pic also.

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I made this for dinner tonight and it was really easy and delicious. I added onion, garlic, mushrooms and a jalepeno pepper and 2 cans of beans. I also added salt and pepper and some cumin. I used hot salsa as well.

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This was pretty tasty-even my meat eating hubby liked it!  I used 2 cans of black beans, HOT salsa and added salt and pepper and some cumin to spice it up even more. Next time I want to saute the veggies by themselves a while with some onion and garlic before adding them to the beans.

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