Cheesy Beans and Rice

Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

Cheesy Beans and Rice - Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

Beans and rice.

This is the ultimate, and I mean ULTIMATE, budget-friendly and affordable meal, made in like 15 minutes using leftovers from the night before. BOOM.

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Cheesy Beans and Rice - Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

Just take the leftover rice, stir in your favorite kind of salsa (store-bought or homemade), and top with beans and cheese.

Done.

Cheesy Beans and Rice - Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

You’ll get that ooey gooey cheesy crust right on top.

And you can even add in other variety of beans to taste. It’s up to you!

Cheesy Beans and Rice - Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

Leftover carnitas or roasted chicken would also be an amazing addition.

Not to mention a possible guacamole and sour cream drizzle on top. See, the possibilities are endless.

Cheesy Beans and Rice

Budget-friendly, quick and easy. Made in just 15 min! You can also add leftover chicken or carnitas. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 cup salsa, store-bought or homemade
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to broil. Lightly oil an 8×8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions. Stir in salsa, lime juice and cilantro
  3. Spread rice mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with beans and cheeses. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, about 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 436.0 Calories from Fat 113.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.6g 19%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39.4mg 13%
Sodium 1067.3mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 60.1g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8.9g 36%
Sugars 2.5g
Protein 20.9g 42%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.