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- Rosita's Arrozaroni and Cheese
Arroz means rice in Spanish. Rosita loves this cheesy bean and rice casserole.
- 3 cups brown rice, cooked
- 1 (16-oz) can kidney or pinto beans, drained
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 tbsp flour
- 3 oz. low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
- Step 1: Things You'll Need
Gather these ingredients to make Rosita's Arroz-a-roni and Cheese.
- Step 2: Mix It Up
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, beans, onion, garlic, cottage cheese, and flour. Little Hands Tip: Try counting in Spanish as you add each ingredient: uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis.
- Step 3: Some Like It Hot
For spicier flavor, stir in 2-4 tablespoons of chopped green chili peppers before baking.
- Step 4: The Cheesier, The Better
Pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Top with grated cheese. Little Hands Tip: As you sprinkle, practice saying the Spanish word for cheese: queso
- Step 5: Bake
Bake covered for 30 minutes.
- Step 6: Uncover and Brown
Remove from oven and return uncovered for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.
Enjoy this delicious casserole anytime. It makes great leftovers, too!