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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

{Spicy Brown Rice Enchilada Bake}

This Spicy Brown Rice Enchilada bake is seriously delicious, I have made it twice this month (within the same week even), and I am making it again this weekend for Halloween!  Yes, I am obsessed with this one pot wonder meal, and I think you will be too!   

This enchilada bake is ooey, gooey and cheesy!  Packed with tons of flavor and veggies.  But the best part about this dish is you can assemble it the night before, and then toss it in the oven the next night for 15-20 minutes and voila, you have dinner!  Oh, and there is no stuffing tortillas with filling either, that's pretty great too! 

I adapted this recipe from Damn Delicious’ Enchilada Quinoa Bake.  Since Derek is not a huge quinoa fan I decided to use brown rice in place of the quinoa.  I added sautéed onion, pepper, and jalapeno to up the veggie factor and added some salsa into the mix for extra heat!  Yummo!  I served up this enchilada bake with my favorite Southwest Chop Salad, Greek Yogurt, Extra Salsa, Avocado, and Tortilla Chips!  So yummy, it would even make a great Taco filling.

Spicy Brown Rice Enchilada Bake  
Brunch N'Cupcakes - Inspired by Damn Delicious 
Serves 6-8

1 Cup Brown Rice (Dry)
1 Red or Yellow Pepper
1/2 Large Onion Chopped
1 Jalapeno Chopped
1 Cup Corn
1 Cup Black Beans
1 - 10 Oz Can Enchilada Sauce
1 can Mild Green Chilies
1/3 Cup Favorite Salsa
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Chopped Tomatoes, Greek Yogurt, Avocado Slices, Salsa and Sriracha for serving

1- Cook rice according to package directions.
2- While rice cooks saute chopped onion, jalapeno, pepper and garlic until tender.
3- Once rice is cooked and veggies are tender combine together in a large bowl with corn, black beans, enchilada sauce, green chilies, salsa, spices, mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese(reserve the remaining cheddar to sprinkle over the top). 
4- Stir until everything is well mixed together. 
5- Pour the rice mixture into a greased casserole dish, sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese (1/2 Cup) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned. 

Serve immediately with additional salsa, sour cream/Greek Yogurt, avocado slices, tomatoes and tortilla chips.

Check out these other delicious enchilada recipes from around the web:

Chicken Enchilada Casserole - Cooking Light 
Sweet Potato Enchilada Skillet - Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake - Two Peas and Their Pod