Serve Up This Mexican Style Dish to Your <i>Familia</i>
        Step 1: Things You'll Need
        Step 2: Mix It Up
        Step 3: Some Like It Hot
        Step 4: The Cheesier, The Better
        Step 5: Bake
        Step 6: Uncover and Brown
        Delicioso!

        Ingredients

        • 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
          Prep Time: 10 min
          Cook Time: 40 min
          Makes: 4 Servings
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        Serve Up This Mexican Style Dish to Your Familia

        Arroz means rice in Spanish. Rosita loves this cheesy bean and rice casserole.

        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.

        Delicioso!

        Enjoy this delicious casserole anytime. It makes great leftovers, too!

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