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Chipotle Rice Casserole

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Chipotle Rice Casserole
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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 4
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Looking for an easy and tasty dish? You'll love this Mexican rice casserole recipe. A smoky, cheesy creme sauce blends together black beans, corn, roasted peppers and fragrant spices for a supremely satisfying meal. Throw it in the oven whenever you find yourself craving some Tex-Mex flavor!
Updated Mar 9, 2023

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced

Steps

  • 1
    Cook rice in water as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix roasted peppers, beans, corn, diced tomatoes, cilantro, chipotle chiles, 1/2 cup of the cheese and the cooked rice.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, heat oil over low heat. Stir in flour, using wire whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk, broth, cumin and garlic salt. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir about 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Stir into rice mixture in bowl. Spoon mixture into baking dish.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Arrange tomato slices on top. Bake 5 to 8 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To give this Chipotle Rice Casserole more of a kick, add 1/2 teaspoon of the adobe sauce from the chipotle chiles.
  • tip 2
    Instead of white rice, try using brown rice for this Mexican rice casserole. Cook as directed on package and plan on a little extra time, as brown rice takes longer to cook.

Nutrition

580 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 76g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
1280mg
53%
Potassium
870mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
76g
25%
Dietary Fiber
13g
54%
Sugars
14g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
80%
80%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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