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Mexican-style brown rice casserole

Points® value
Total Time
55 min
25 min
30 min
Like a burrito in a bowl, this dish is great for gatherings but easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Brown rice, boiled

800 g

Fresh Salsa (no oil)

325 g

Ground Cumin

1 teaspoon(s), level

Refried beans

435 g

Sweetcorn, frozen, boiled

280 g

Chilli, green or red

1 individual, diced

Chilli Powder

1 tablespoon(s), level


280 g

Half fat Cheddar cheese

60 g, grated

Coriander, fresh

2 tablespoon(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C, gas mark 4. Coat a 2 litre baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, salsa and cumin. Spoon half of the rice mixture into the prepared dish and spread out to evenly cover the bottom.
  3. In another large bowl, combine the refried beans, sweetcorn, green chilli, and chilli power. Using a spatula, smooth out the bean mixture on top of the rice layer.
  4. Squeeze out any excess water from spinach and then spread on top of the bean layer and sprinkle with most of the cheese. Top with the remaining rice mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
  5. Place the casserole on a large rimmed baking sheet to catch any spillage. Bake for about 30 minutes until heated through and the cheese is browned and bubbling. Sprinkle with coriander (if desired), cut into 6 pieces and serve.


Serve with a big green salad on the side to complete a meal.