Southwestern Rice

  • Yield 8 servings

A meatless entrée or a hearty family pleasing side, this rice recipe is as simple as opening cans.


2 cups cooked rice
1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10-ounce) can tomatoes and green chiles
1 cup nonfat sour cream
2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese, divided
1 bunch green onions, chopped (reserving 2 tablespoons)
1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained


  1. Preheat oven 350F. Prepare a  2-quart oblong baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients using 1 3/4 cups cheese and place in baking dish.
  3. Bake 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese plus 2 tablespoons green onions.
  4. Bake dish for an additional 5 minutes to melt cheese.




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