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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
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I agree, I really like this recipe!  I added some Boca crumbles for extra protein.  I usually have rice, beans, veggies, and soy protein for dinner, but this combines everything into an easy, scoopable package!  ;)

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i have to admit i thought this recipe would be a little bland at first glance.  however, it didn't require a trip to the store so i went for it.  my first impressions were totally off.  if you use a spicy salsa and good fresh veggies this is GREAT.  i also tried adding about three tablespoons of soymilk and some nutritional yeast to the mashed beans for texture and flavor.  it's also nice because it keeps for a while, i am one person and this was tupperware lunch for a week after dinner

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